The Archdiocese of Glasgow is deeply disappointed at the decision of the Scottish Government not to take the former St Peter’s Seminary into state ownership.
This building has been widely praised, and was even named as Scotland's greatest post-war building by the architecture magazine Prospect.
For 40 years the Archdiocese has been pro-active in trying to find a new use for the building, co-operating with developers and planners to find a way forward. Every project has failed due to costs or planning restrictions.
The Archdiocese has even offered to give the building away without charge to any agency able to take it on.
The request to take the building into state control was a last option. Our hope was that the uniqueness of the structure would be recognised and its future secured by state intervention.
We note the Government’s recognition that “curated decay” of St Peter’s is perhaps the only remaining option for one of Scotland’s greatest buildings.
We are disappointed that the opportunity to save one of Scotland’s great post war buildings has been missed.
Last modified on Wednesday, 04 December 2019 14:22