Former NHS headquarters transformed into 92 'boutique' apartments

Dalian House in Glasgow was once used as an NHS Scotland headquarters but has lain empty since 2010.

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The former NHS headquarters in Glasgow that has lain empty for 14 years has been transformed into 92 ’boutique’ apartments.

Dalian House, on the corner of St Vincent Street, Charing Cross and North Street, was once used as an NHS Scotland headquarters but has been empty since 2010.

After the NHS Trust moved to Gartnavel, plans were approved to develop the former office space into homes in 2020.

Following an extensive redesign and renovation, the property has been turned into 92 “boutique” apartments.

The homes will range from studios to spacious three-bedroom units, and residents will be able to access a variety of communal spaces including a fitness suite, lounge, co-working area, garden terrace, private dining area and a boulodrome for games of Petanque.

The £19m development was part-funded through Maven’s professional investor network, Maven Investor Partners in partnership with Calmont Group.

The first residents are set to move in this August.

Paul Johnston, partner at Maven, said: “We are delighted to launch DALIAN, a premium build-to-rent community in a part of Glasgow that is an attractive and desirable place to live.

“The city needs more high-quality, professionally managed accommodation and this community will serve that need with its contemporary design, fantastic amenities and a convenient, culture-forward location.”

Graham Brooker, director at Calmont Group, added: “Dalian House had lain unoccupied since 2010 and we quickly saw the opportunity to re-purpose it into what is now one of Glasgow’s best places to live, work and play.

“Converting and regenerating a building in this way is the most environmentally friendly and sustainable means of construction, and residents of DALIAN will live in a building that boats amongst the best ESG credentials of any other place to live in the city.”

The building and its residents will be professionally managed by VervLife, one of the UK’s premier rental management companies.

Their managing director Katherine Rose said: “Glasgow is an exciting rental market and like many cities across the UK has a significant undersupply of all types of homes, particularly well-managed rental accommodation.

“Our approach to operations will make this wonderfully designed building and even more convenient, resident and community-focused place to live.

“We’re proud to be operating in Scotland and supporting the drive to deliver more Scottish homes alongside our partners at Maven and Calmont.”

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