Cruden Building to redevelop Glasgow’s Victoria Infirmary


The former Victoria Infirmary (1888-2015) in Glasgow will be transformed into 209 contemporary homes by contractor Cruden Building, belonging to the Cruden Group

Beech Grove Homes has appointed Cruden Building to deliver the second phase of the £43.3 million transformation which will see 209 flats go up on the site of the landmark building at the heart of the city’s south side.


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153 flats will be built within five new blocks, surrounded by landscaping and parking and with views of Queen’s Park. The remaining 56 flats will be housed within three of the refurbished Nightingale ward buildings, some of the apartments with additional mezzanines. Cruden has ensured that all will have either a balcony or a roof garden area.

The buildings will be thermally efficient and equipped with solar panels and electric car charging facilities.

Creating new jobs and developing communities

Over the course of the new development 2022-2023, 180 people will be employed including 12 new apprentices, with an aim to prioritise local labour.

It is expected that the flats will be completed by autumn 2023 and will be sold by Beech Grove Homes, part of Sanctuary.

Allan Callaghan, managing director, Cruden Buildingsaid:

“We are delighted to continue working on behalf of Sanctuary Homes on the redevelopment of the Victoria Infirmary. With Phase One almost completed, we will now focus on delivering more high quality, energy-efficient homes within this iconic site.

“We are delighted to bring important benefits to the local community during this next phase which includes job and training opportunities, apprenticeships and continued support for community projects.”

Peter Martin, Sanctuary Group director of developmentsaid:

“The redevelopment of the Victoria Infirmary is on course to provide hundreds of much-needed high quality homes in the south side of Glasgow and we are delighted to continue working with Cruden Building on the transformation of this important site.”

Previous contracts

In 2019 Cruden Building was awarded a £30 million contract to provide 135 flats for mid-market rental and New Supply Shared Equity sale – these apartments will be completed by summer next year.


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