Bid to convert former school into new flats

The former Invergowrie Primary School and, right, applicant Jon Frullani
The former Invergowrie Primary School and, right, applicant Jon Frullani

Planning permission has been sought to build a number of homes just outside Dundee.

Five dwellings will be built at the former Invergowrie Primary School site in Errol Road if plans are given the go ahead.

The two buildings, which comprise the site, were built in 1913.

The application has been lodged by Dundee firm Jon Frullani Architect.

Speaking to the Tele, the company’s owner Jon Frullani said he was looking forward to bringing the building back into use.

He said: “I’m very excited about the development.

“The client, West Development, has a proven track record in high-quality developments.

“I’m really looking forward to getting involved and bringing the building back into use.

“The former school has sat empty for a number of years now.

“It’s always good to see buildings like this brought back into use, and as a former school, it is one people will have a strong affinity for.

“From the outside, it will be difficult to tell that work has been carried out. There have been no objections to the development yet and we are hoping that the local community will get behind this.”

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Mr Frullani also said that sales information would be released shortly.

He told the Tele he expected there to be a large amount of interest in the properties when they go on the market.

As part of the application, a report said: “This proposal seeks to convert the former primary school and annex building at Invergowrie into five dwelling houses. Both these buildings are Category C listed.

“The overall approach is to be sympathetic to the existing buildings with the emphasis externally on repairing and restoring.

“Internally, due to vandalism and the amount of time the building has been vacant, it is envisaged that the emphasis will be on the making good and creating a contemporary design solution that compliments the existing external features.”

The application has been made on behalf of West Developments Ltd, based in Gemini Crescent in Dundee.

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