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David Wilson Homes Purchase Old Merchiston Hospital

Friday, October 14, 2016

Following the major disposals of the former Victoria Infirmary and Mansionhouse Unit earlier this summer, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) is pleased to confirm that another significant sale has now concluded.  

David Wilson Homes (DWH) have acquired the site of the former Merchiston Hospital near Johnstone which will be developed for nearly 270 quality family homes, representing an investment of £60m by DWH in the area.  

The purchase by DWH will also provide a range of additional benefits for the local community including: 

  • the creation of over 100 employment opportunities;
  • infrastructure and road improvements;
  • increased network of footways and paths;
  • biodiversity enhancement, woodland protection and community land
  • generation of additional revenue in excess of £350,000 a year for Renfrewshire Council. 

David Scott, Managing Director, David Wilson Homes West Scotland / Barratt Homes West Scotland, said:  “The former Merchiston Hospital site is an important investment for DWH, further raising the profile of a wide range of high quality homes in Renfrewshire”.  

NHSGGC, supported by Scottish Futures Trust, managed the sale after securing change of use to residential development through the local planning process and carrying out a wide marketing process, in consultation with the adjoining Brookfield community and Renfrewshire Council. 

David Loudon, Director of Procurement, Property and Facilities for NHSGGC, said:  “I am absolutely delighted that a former brownfield hospital site will now be redeveloped to provide excellent family housing, whilst leaving a legacy of open space and woodland for the local community to enjoy”  

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