A historic Glasgow building that has been empty for 14 years has been transformed into 92 apartments.

Dalian House sits on the corner of St Vincent Street, Charing Cross and North Street and was once used as an NHS Scotland headquarters.

We previously reported that the building had lain empty since 2010 when the NHS Trust moved to Gartnavel, and plans to develop homes had been approved in 2020.

Now following an extensive redesign and renovation, the property has been turned into modern, high-quality living spaces.

The building features a variety of apartments ranging from studios to spacious three-bedroom units, all designed with comfort and convenience in mind.

Residents can also take advantage of a variety of communal amenity spaces including a state-of-the-art fitness suite, lounge and co-working space, a garden terrace, private dining area and a boulodrome for games of Petanque.

Its prime location near both the city centre and West End will give residents easy access to all the amenities of the city while enjoying living in the vibrant cultural centre of Charing Cross. 

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The £19 million development was part-funded through Maven’s professional investor network, Maven Investor Partners in partnership with Calmont Group.

The first residents are set to move in this August. 

Paul Johnston, Partner at Maven, said: “We are delighted to launch DALIAN, a premium build-to-rent community in a part of Glasgow that is an attractive and desirable place to live.

"The city needs more high-quality, professionally managed accommodation and this community will serve that need with its contemporary design, fantastic amenities and a convenient, culture-forward location."

Graham Brooker, director at Calmont Group, added: “Dalian House had lain unoccupied since 2010 and we quickly saw the opportunity to re-purpose it into what is now one of Glasgow’s best places to live, work and play.

"Converting and regenerating a building in this way is the most environmentally friendly and sustainable means of construction, and residents of DALIAN will live in a building that boats amongst the best ESG credentials of any other place to live in the city.”

The building and its residents will be professionally managed by VervLife, one of the UK’s premier rental management companies. 

Their managing director Katherine Rose said: “Glasgow is an exciting rental market and like many cities across the UK has a significant undersupply of all types of homes, particularly well-managed rental accommodation.

"Our approach to operations will make this wonderfully designed building and even more convenient, resident and community-focused place to live.

"We’re proud to be operating in Scotland and supporting the drive to deliver more Scottish homes alongside our partners at Maven and Calmont.”