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Cruden wins £43 million contract to redevelop Glasgow’s Victoria Infirmary



Cruden Building has been appointed by Beech Grove Homes to carry out the second phase of work turning the former Victoria Infirmary in Glasgow into homes.

The £43.3m contract will see 209 flats being created on the site of the building at the heart of the city’s south side.

A total of 153 flats will be housed within five new blocks, surrounded by landscaping and parking, overlooking Queen’s Park, while the remaining 56 flats, some with mezzanines, will be created in the three refurbished Nightingale ward buildings. All the apartments will have either a balcony or a roof garden area.

The thermally-efficient buildings will have 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 £30m 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.

Over the course of the new phase, up to 180 people will be employed on the development, with initiatives to bring in local labour, while approximately 12 new apprentice positions will be created between 2022 and 2023.

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, managing director at Cruden Building, said: “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.”

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