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The Old High School Complex, Glasgow

Hotel for sale in Glasgow

87,134 sq ft

by Graham & Sibbald
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Full address
10 Elmbank St, Glasgow G2 4DL – Glasgow
The old high school

Sale details

There is 1 space available. This measures 87,134 sq ft.

Sale unit Available

Sale unit
87,134 sq ft
  • The Old High School Complex site is the historic home of The High School of Glasgow, having first opened its doors in 1846 as Glasgow Academy.
  • The 7 Grade A listed buildings were designed by a number of renowned architects including Charles Wilson, J L Cowan and Watson, Salmond and Gray.
  • The complex provides a self-contained site, which offers a rare and exciting opportunity to regenerate historically important buildings within a prime Glasgow city centre location.
  • With offers being invited for long-leasehold, and depending on the offer, may sell freehold interest.
Sale conditions High vacancy property, Redevelopment Project
Sale type Investment
Tenure Freehold

Property facts for The Old High School Complex, Glasgow

The established use of the former High School complex is class 4 office and continued use of the buildings for this purpose would be consistent with protecting the City Centre as a SEIL. However this unique opportunity also provides a prospect for sustainable repurposing with a new use that complements the office function and extends activity outwith office hours. This is essential in ensuring the city centre remains attractive to inward investors. This outstanding A-listed building has the potential to be utilised as a high end luxury hotel with some of the unique spaces suitable for conferencing, banqueting and supporting leisure uses or concessionary retail. House 10 in particular does not contribute to the historic buildings special interest and removal of this modern, former operational, utilitarian building would be welcomed and may provide an opportunity for modest enabling development. A mix of complimentary uses may also be acceptable providing these uses do not have a detrimental impact on the SEIL or the buildings special architectural or historical interest. Any alterations or additions to the listed building shall require to pay special attention and respect to the buildings special architectural and historic interest. The Planning Authority, in accordance with CDP 9 Historic Environment, will seek to ensure the appropriate protection, enhancement and management of this outstanding heritage asset. Interested parties shall be aware the subjects are being offered to the market as a restorative regeneration opportunity and no proposals which seek to demolish or unacceptably alter the internal or external fabric of the original school buildings (i.e. Houses 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and the Gatehouses including boundary treatment) will be entertained. The former High School complex is located within the Central Conservation Area and are category A-listed . Whilst it is considered there is minimal scope for new development within the curtilage of the listed building, any modest enabling development shall: - Preserve and enhance the special character and appearance of the area and respect its historic context. - Be of a high standard of design, respecting the local architectural and historic context and use materials appropriate to the historic environment. - Protect significant views into, and out of, the area. - Retain and seek to enhance the quality and openness of the central courtyard and spaces between the buildings which are considered to contribute positively to the historic character of the area an the symmetry and setting of the listed subjects.

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