Glasgow approves residential conversion of Dalian House



Plans to convert the empty offices at Dalian House into flats have been given the green light by Glasgow City Council.

Dalian House, the former NHS Glasgow headquarters at Charing Cross, will now be converted into 67 apartments.

The new development will comprise of 24 one-bedroom units, 38 with two bedrooms and five studio flats.

An existing underground car park with 96 spaces will be kept and cycling storage will also be provided.

The building is on the corner of St Vincent Street and North Street, near the M8 motorway. Commercial uses are proposed for the ground floor space facing the motorway.

The site was previously the subject of an application for hotel and restaurant use but the site received no interest from hoteliers.

Upgrading it to commercial office space is not considered viable.

A statement submitted as part of the change-of-use planning application stated: “The owner’s property agents have been actively promoting the site since then but feedback is that the facility no longer meets current technology, facilities and installation standards and is in desperate need of renovation and refurbishment. The property has been empty since that time and is showing signs of neglect.

“With the existing and recent residential developments in the area it is considered that residential would be the most appropriate use for the property.”