RESIDENTS of an upmarket Glasgow area will be asked to give their views on a new housing development.

As previously told in the Evening Times, the famous Jordanhill College campus closed in 2012 when Strathclyde University moved out.

Now CALA Homes (WEST) is proposing to turn the 31-acre site into residential properties.

The housebuilder will display new housing proposals for the first time at the event on Wednesday, December 7.

Plans include townhouses, villa apartments, mews cottages and family detached homes and will be on display in the David Stow Building on Southbrae Drive from 2pm until 8pm.

The University has acquired Minded to Grant Planning Permission in Principle (PPP) Consent for a residential developer.

The site includes the Grade B listed David Stow Building, as preferred developer, CALA Homes (West) is seeking to provide new homes through the submission of a Matters Specified in Conditions (MSC) and listed building applications in the New Year.

A spokesman for the builder said: “CALA wants to provide the local residents and businesses with an opportunity to see the proposals before the scheme is finalised, and representatives of the project team will be on hand throughout to hear their views.

“The event is also an opportunity for locals to familiarise themselves with the PPP consent which establishes the acceptability of the proposed residential land use.”

The site was put on the market three years after the university left.

Jordanhill is popular with families keen to enrol their children at the high-performing Jordanhill School and so demand for properties is expected to be high.

A former country estate, the site housed Jordanhill College of Education from 1913 until 2012, becoming Strathclyde University’s Faculty of Education in 1993.

Two more buildings - Graham House and Douglas House - are also on site.

The remainder of the space is occupied by 1960s buildings, hard standing and landscaping, with the recommendation that they be demolished to allow for new homes.

The location, which is near to Great Western Road, the Clydeside Expressway, Clyde Tunnel and the M8, benefits from a minded to grant planning permission in principle for residential development.

The university has worked closely with both Historic Scotland and Glasgow City Council on the project.

For those who are unable to attend the information event but would like further information, the contact is Shahid Ali or Brigid Ryan of JLL on 0141 248 6040 or email: and

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