Former school buildings across Dundee are set to be demolished to make way for housing and community facilities.
The buildings, most of which were replaced last year with new multi-million-pound facilities, will be knocked down, cutting security costs, minimising the risk of vandalism and leaving the land clear for residential use.
Kevin Cordell, convener of Dundee City Council’s neighbourhood services committee, said: “As part of the Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP) the council has identified a number of sites that are suitable for building high-quality, energy-efficient social rented housing giving us more homes fit for the 21st Century that people want to live in.
“In the plan we are also ensuring that efforts are made to meet the needs of some of the most vulnerable members of our communities with the provision of wheelchair- adapted housing and housing that is specifically designed for individuals who need care and support.”
Lynne Short, convener of the council’s city development committee, added: “We have agreed that these former schools at St Luke’s and St Matthew’s, Longhaugh, St Vincent’s and Rosebank, as well as the former nursery school at Frances Wright will be demolished to ensure that they’re not a target for vandals and to clear the sites to make way for future uses.”