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Jack and Jill are Selling Jordanhill...

Posted by Kristina Murkett in

Jordanhill campus - a historic university setting in the west end of Glasgow - has been placed on the market three years after Strathclyde University moved out.

Planning officials have approved the 31 acre site, which was completed in 1922, for up to 364 new homes. The campus is made up of 3 main buildings: the B-listed David Stow, which will house up to 71 residential apartments; plus Graham House and Douglas House, which will contain 23 apartments each. The remaining 1960s buildings on the site have been recommended for demolition, which would also allow for hundreds of new homes.

Previously home to Strathclyde University's Faculty of Education, the Jordanhill campus can trace its origins to the Dundas Vale Normal Seminary which, when it opened under David Stow in 1837, was the first purpose-built institution in Europe for the training of teachers.

Nina Stoble, associate director of marketing firm JLL, said: 'this is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for developers. Jordanhill campus occupies a prime location in Glasgow and its elevated position offers exceptional views over the city. We expect interest in the site to be extremely high and not just limited to Scotland. Once transformed it will be home to some of the most sought-after accommodation in the country.'

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