Application submitted to transform former NHS Glasgow HQ into flats

A planning application has been submitted for the redevelopment of the former NHS Glasgow headquarters into residential flats.

Mosaic Architecture + Design submitted the application on behalf of Calmont Group. The building, known as Dalian House, sits near Charing Cross just outside the city centre and has lain vacant since 2010.

The proposals show that 92 flats will be created, with ‘comprehensive’ internal alterations being under undertaken, as well as the refurbishment of all exterior elevations, new glazing and ‘extensive’ landscaping to the front and rear of the building.

Mosaic Architecture + Design said the development is ‘ideally’ located fir residents to enjoy the short walk into the heart of the city centre, as well as being near the bars and restaurants of the Finnieston area.

Graham Brooker, director of Calmont, said, “Providing good quality and well-managed accommodation in the city centre for young professionals and key workers is an essential part of regenerating city centres. The redevelopment of Dalian House sits within a wider portfolio of similar schemes that we are rolling out across other cities in the UK.”

Stephen Mallon, Director of Mosaic Architecture + Design, added, “It is a pleasure to be involved with Calmont and the full design team in the repurposing of Dalian House, which has been a prominent and vacant landmark in the city visible to many of us in our daily commute.

“Lending the building a new lease of life, activity and sustainable future is as important as any new build design with which we are involved.

“Within the context of Covid-19, we considered it vital that this design can be viewed as addressing some of the issues that will be important in the foreseeable future: bringing people back to live in the city centre; adding to the 24 hour city centre culture and economy and providing opportunities through shared communal facilities for home and co-working in addition to break out and leisure facilities in a safe, managed building.”