Gillespie, Kidd & Coia’s St Peter’s Seminary, Cardross.
Gillespie, Kidd & Coia’s St Peter’s Seminary at Cardross near Glasgow could be saved after public arts charity NVA purchased the property from the Archdiocese of Glasgow.
The Grade A listed scheme, near Loch Lomond, was completed in 1966 but has since fallen into disrepair.
NVA now plans to refurbish the seminary, and its purchase marks the start of a two-year fundraising drive to find £10 million needed to restore the buildings and the surrounding Kilmahew Woodlands.
A masterplan is currently being developed with support of a grant from Creative Scotland and is expected to be completed this summer.
Angus Farquhar, NVA creative director, said: “The opportunity to purchase St Peter’s concludes years of speculation about the seminary buildings and marks the beginning of a new future for the site and the many people for whom it has significance.”
Developer Urban Splash was behind a previous attempt to redevelop the site but came up against a £5 million funding shortfall.
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