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NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has launched a consultation into the future of the redundant Broomhill Hospital site in Kirkintilloch. The Health Board will hold a public exhibition later this month to seek views on its development proposals.
A spokesperson from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said “We believe the site could become an attractive residential development with substantial areas left for use as an informal outdoor recreation area including community woodland and we’d like the local community to give us views on future plans.”
The former hospital was set up in 1875 by local philanthropist Beatrice Clugston as the Scottish National Institution for the relief of patients with incurable diseases. It remained operational until 1995.
Despite security measures the buildings at the rear of the site have suffered extensive vandalism and need to be demolished. However the Gatehouse near the front entrance will be retained.
A public exhibition of the proposals will be held in the William Patrick Library on Thursday 24th April 2014, 2pm – 8pm and Friday 25th April 2014, 12pm-5pm
For further information please contact:
Fiona Robertson, [email protected] tel 07771 978577