Plan to convert listed former monastery in Partickhill into four luxury apartments

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A developer has submitted plans to convert a former monastery and college building in the West End into luxury homes.

Adam Scotland has just lodged plans for 10 Partickhill Road with Glasgow’s planning committee.

St Kentigern’s Hostel, formerly Wellpark House and St Peter’s College, is a category B listed building.

St Kentigern’s Hostel on Partickhill Road is earmarked for four new homes. Image: NVDC Architects

Papers set out external alterations including “site works, replacement or refurbished windows and new grilles/flues to the rear of the property”.

The proposal is to create “four spacious three-bedroom apartments with appropriate amenity space and parking”.

NVDC Architects say the building was most recently run by the Marist Brothers and is situated within the Glasgow West Conservation Area.


A report says the building is “generally in good condition externally apart from some poor concrete repairs to the rear elevation”.

But some of the sash and case windows are in a state of disrepair.

Adam Scotland is to undertake a survey to see how many windows can be retained and how many will need to be replaced.

City officials have already indicated their general support for the conversion of the property into homes.

Map: St Kentigern’s Hostel on Partickhill Road. Google/NVDC Architects

They stipulate that car parking requirements are for “one space per flat and one visitor parking space”.

Officials point out that all the trees on the site are protected.

In pre-application correspondence they said: “Landscaping proposals will be required and should demonstrate how the development will enhance biodiversity.”

Architects say trees will be retained and new planting will take place to “enhance the existing building and surrounding conservation area”.

According to its Wikipedia listing, St Kentigern’s Hostel “is a Jacobean-style building, constructed around 1869”.

The entry says: “In 1874, the building became St Peter’s College, a seminary for men training to become Roman Catholic priests.


“In 1877, a small wooden chapel was built behind the house. In 1892, the college was moved to Bearsden.”

Wikipedia adds: “In 1906, the Archdiocese of Glasgow turned the building into a St Kentigern’s Hostel, a residence for students at nearby teacher training college.

“It was run by the Marist Brothers. From 1954 to 1956, the interior of the house was renovated by Gillespie, Kidd & Coia.

“In the 1960s it was a residence for students at the Notre Dame College of Education in Bearsden.”

“In 1991, flats were built within the grounds of St Kentigern’s, behind the house.”

The application will be decided for approval or refusal at a later date.

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