A 0.7-acre site, an annex of the former Bellahouston Academy in south west Glasgow that once housed a now derelict gymnasium and swimming pool, has been given the green light by city planners for construction of 36 affordable flats with associated car parking.

The social housing development will be carried out by AS Homes (Scotland), working in partnership with Home Group, which will assume ownership and management of the development upon completion, which is programmed for Winter 2023.

The sale was overseen by Graeme Todd of DM Hall, one of Scotland’s leading independent firms of chartered surveyors, who acted on behalf of the site’s owner, Rasul Group.

He said: “The Bellahouston Academy site has been transformed by our client, Rasul Group from a dilapidated former high school into a thriving business centre.

“The former annex, bounded by Paisley Road West, Clifford Street and North Gower Street, lies within an area with much to commend it, including proximity to a variety of retail facilities and good transport links via the M8 motorway network.”

Paul Kelly, managing director of AS Homes (Scotland) said: “We are delighted to be acting in a development partnership arrangement with Home Group to provide further, and much needed, social housing.”