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Former Victoria Infirmary Site to be Marketed for Sale

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Following the successful transfer of services to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital earlier this year the former Victoria Infirmary site at Langside will be marketed for sale this week. 

The site which is no longer required for the delivery of modern health care is being sold as part of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s (NHSGGC) property strategy. 

David Loudon, NHSGGC’s Director of Facilities and Capital Planning, said: “The Victoria Infirmary has a proud medical history and very special place in the heart of its former staff and the thousands of patients treated there since 1866. 

“The marketing of the site for sale therefore represents the end of an era but also an exciting opportunity for this important site in the heart of Glasgow’s south side to be redeveloped and become a vibrant part of the city once more.” 

Detailed proposals for the future use of the 9.5 acre site, including whether the existing buildings are redeveloped or demolished, will be for any successful developer to put forward and take through the relevant planning processes. 

There is only one listed building on the site which is the former two storey administration building located at the west of the site. No other buildings on the site are listed and the site is not located within a conservation area. 

Given that proposals for the site from potential developers are not yet known, Glasgow City Council planners have advised that an Application for Prior Notification and Prior Approval of Demolition and a related Application for Listed Building Consent identifying the full site (excluding the listed building) for demolition be lodged with them for approval. 

This does not necessarily mean that all of the buildings on the site will be demolished but is a planning requirement for the purposes of marketing the site. 

David Loudon continued: “This marks the beginning of the process to sell the site to a suitable party rather than the formal planning process.  There will of course be the opportunity for the community to fully engage in the planning process following the sale of the site. 

“In the meantime we fully committed to keeping the community and other groups and individuals who are interested in the marketing and sale of the site fully informed.” 


Notes to Editor 

A timeline of the key events taking place in relation to the marketing of the Victoria Infirmary site for sale is set out below:



Key events

Week beginning 19 October

Marketing phase begins

Within 4 weeks

Application for ‘Listed Building Consent’ and ‘Prior Notification & Prior Approval of Demolition’ submitted to Glasgow City Council

Within 12 weeks

Decision on whether to set a closing date; approvals received from GCC for listed building consent and prior approval of demolition

Likely to be 16-20 weeks

Preferred developer appointed and legal process commences


Conclusion of legal process and sale to purchaser



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