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PLAN To Demolish Former Langside Convent And Build Flats

A DEVELOPMENT of luxury apartments is being proposed for the site of a former convent on Glasgow’s South Side.

Iain Wilson Properties want to knock down the empty villa at 32 Mansionhouse Road, Langside and build 20 two-bedroom flats in a five-storey block.

How the development is expected to look

A design statement submitted with the application explains: “Presently a large two/three-storey villa occupies the site which has been recently vacated by the previous owners.

“The level and style of development proposed is in keeping with the surrounding area and we feel it will be a positive contribution to the streetscape.”

It continues: “The villa was used as a convent with residential accommodation for the Sister of Bon Secours for many years until they recently chose to sell the property.

“The existing villa is of no architectural merit or importance and carries no listing.”

The site is near Queen’s Park and is across the road from a development of 101 flats by CALA Homes at the former Bon Secours Hospital site.

Twenty car parking spaces would be provided plus cycle parking.

The proposal is pending assessment by Glasgow City Council planners.