Scottish practice Collective Architecture has won planning permission for a 413-home redevelopment of the former Victoria Infirmary in Glasgow
The practice, which has studios in Glasgow and Edinburgh, will retain the Nightingale Pavilions while creating the flats along with offices, retail, and public realm on the 3.75ha site next to Queen’s Park.
Campbell Douglas & Sellars designed the infirmary in the late 19th century, and its competition-winning vision inspired the latest overhaul.
Collective Architecture said its approach concentrated on the creation of a clear public route through the centre of the site, linking the Battlefield Rest to the main entrance into Queen’s Park from Langside Road.
The proposed materials palette is deliberately restrained and was selected to respond to the Nightingale Pavilions, the Administration building and the surrounding context.
Collective Architecture project architect Nick Walker said: ‘The Victoria Infirmary redevelopment represents a wonderful opportunity to deliver new homes in Langside within existing and new buildings. It is a unique chance to carefully connect the site back into the surrounding area and to Queen’s Park, creating connections for pedestrians and opening up views of the park.’
Site model from above battlefield road
Location Battlefield, Glasgow
Type of project Housing for sale and affordable rent, offices and retail
Client Sanctuary Homes
Architect Collective Architecture
Structural engineer Harley Haddow
Mechanical and services engineer Harley Haddow
Quantity surveyor Faithful+Gould
Landscape architect Brindley Associates
Principal designer Faithful+Gould
Fire engineer JGA