B-listed building which was once school and hospital to become flats

The B-listed Mount Building on Scott Street could be transformed after plans were submitted to Glasgow City Council.

Glasgow B-listed building which was once school and children’s hospital to become flats Nevis Properties

A former school and hospital building in Garnethill is set to be restored to provide 21 new homes.

The B-listed Mount Building on Scott Street could be transformed after developer Nevis Properties submitted plans to Glasgow City Council.

Originally established as Glasgow’s first Hospital for Sick Children, the property later became part of St Aloysius’ College and was used as a music and art department.

Nevis Properties acquired the building from the school in October and intends to create a build-to-rent development, with 18 one and two bedroom apartments and a trio of three-bedroom mews houses. 

Five of the apartments would have private terraces while the houses would have a private patio. The developers believe the project aligns with the council’s plan to double the city centre’s residential population by 2035.

Marc Taylor, Nevis Properties’ director, said: “Our ambitious plans to repurpose the Mount Building are testament to our dedication to transform vacant spaces into sustainable urban living areas, occupied by vibrant communities — all while preserving Glasgow’s architectural heritage through sensitive restoration wherever possible and appropriate.

“This project aligns with Glasgow City Council’s vision. We are excited to further contribute to the city’s growth and offer a distinctive, high-quality living experience in this historically significant building.

“Given the exceptional demand for rental properties in Glasgow, and increased appetite for city centre living, we expect this development to be extremely popular among renters.”

The firm plans to start construction in the summer of 2024 and complete the development by summer 2025. Mosaic Architecture and Design has been commissioned by Nevis Properties to redevelop the building.

Dan Challis, an associate at Mosaic, added: “We have worked with the existing building layouts to ensure that any alterations being made will minimise their impact on the existing structure thus safeguarding the building’s historic integrity.

“Furthermore, extensive research has been carried out on the city’s traditional mews style buildings to provide a design for the new build homes that is in keeping with the city’s historical language.”

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