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FLATS Plan For Redundant Partick Community Facility

PARTICK Housing Association have applied to turn a day centre/hostel into flats.

Fourteen one and two-bedroom apartments are proposed for Merkin House in Purdon Street.

Until this month, the purpose-built property was leased by Glasgow City Council which provided an elderly day care centre on the ground floor and hostel accommodation above. The facilities have closed down.

A statement submitted with the planning application explains: “Partick Housing Association is looking to convert the building to residential use and develop the property for social rented flats to meet a significant local need for affordable housing within the pressured Partick housing market.

“Although the new flats will not totally replace the income lost resulting from the termination of the lease, Partick Housing Association believes this development proposal is nonetheless viable, makes the best use of the space, will meet a much-needed demand for affordable housing within the area and all within the context of meeting the strategic objectives of the Local Housing Strategy.”

The plan is pending assessment by City Council officials.