Former primary school site set to be sold off for affordable housing

The sale of the old Haghill School building in Dennistoun, Glasgow, to Milnbank Housing Association is set to be approved.

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The sale of a former Glasgow school to a housing association is set to be agreed with 49 homes planned.

Demolition of the old Haghill School building has already started and councillors will be asked to approve a deal with Milnbank Housing Association on Thursday.

Plans for the demolition show some of the stonework will be retained for future use on the Marwick Street site.

Situated within the Dennistoun conservation area, the B-listed Haghill Primary School and schoolhouse were in an “extremely poor” condition, according to council officials.

The red sandstone three-storey school and two-storey schoolhouse, designed by A Lindsay Miller in 1904, have been listed on the buildings at risk register.

A council report stated: “Due to the dilapidated condition of the subjects, Glasgow City Council has commenced the demolition of the school building, with the costs being part funded by the seller and Milnbank Housing Association.”

It added the estimated demolition costs of the school are £500,000.

New social housing is set to be provided on the site and councillor Ruairi Kelly, SNP, said a previous sale to a private developer had been prevented.

He said: “I am delighted the site will now have social housing, built by a local housing association, on it and will incorporate parts of the school’s architectural heritage.”

Councillor Allan Casey, SNP, who represents Dennistoun, added the plans would provide “much needed social housing in the local area”.

He added it was “extremely disappointing” the building was “left in such a state of disrepair” but the council had worked with the housing association to “salvage elements of the old school building”.

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