Cruden lands £43.3m contract to transform ‘iconic’ former Glasgow hospital site

CRUDEN Building has been awarded a £43.3 million contract by Beech Grove Homes to deliver the second phase of the transformation of the former Victoria Infirmary in Glasgow into 209 modern apartments.

The homes will be constructed on the iconic site in the city’s south side. 153 flats will be housed within five new blocks overlooking Queen’s Park, while the remaining 56 flats – some with mezzanines – will be created in the three refurbished Nightingale ward buildings. All apartments will have either a balcony or a roof garden area.

The buildings will feature solar panels on the roof and passive electric car charging facilities will be available across the site, which served as a hospital from 1888 until its closure in 2015.

In 2019 Cruden Building was awarded a £30 million contract to deliver 135 flats for mid-market rental and New Supply Shared Equity sale as part of phase one of the development. These apartments will be completed by summer next year.

Cruden revealed that over the course of the new phase, up to 180 people will be employed on the development, with plans to bring in local labour. Approximately 12 new apprentice positions will also be created.

The full development is expected to be completed by autumn 2023 and the flats will be sold by Beech Grove Homes, part of Sanctuary.

Allan Callaghan, MD of Cruden Building, said, “We are delighted to continue working on behalf of Sanctuary Homes on the redevelopment of the Victoria Infirmary. With Phase One almost completed, we will now focus on delivering more high quality, energy-efficient homes within this iconic site.

“We are delighted to bring important benefits to the local community during this next phase which includes job and training opportunities, apprenticeships and continued support for community projects.”

Peter Martin, Sanctuary group director – development, added, “The redevelopment of the Victoria Infirmary is on course to provide hundreds of much-needed high quality homes in the south side of Glasgow and we are delighted to continue working with Cruden Building on the transformation of this important site.”