Sunnyside Estate Ltd has lodged its planning-in-principle application for a mixed use development on the 64-acre former Sunnyside Royal Hospital site in Montrose, “Sunnyside Park.”
The proposed housing, retail and commercial development, will include affordable, retirement and assisted-living housing in a mixture of apartments and family homes.
Sunnyside Estate will be investing £100 million in the development which will stimulate the local economy and create local jobs within the construction industry, and the wider supply chain.
Edinburgh-based FM Group along with Montrose-based Pert Bruce Construction Ltd. jointly purchased the hospital site from NHS Tayside last year in a seven figure deal. The development is being brought forward through a joint venture between the two companies called Sunnyside Estate.
David Stewart, Director of Sunnyside Estate said: “Our desire to create a benefit for the local area, together with sustaining and creating local jobs has been foremost in our thinking for Sunnyside. We have been working closely with the local community and Angus Council to propose a Masterplan design that is a benefit for the area, to maintain the history & heritage of the former hospital, and the natural environment along with consideration to both existing and new communities. Sunnyside Park represents an idyllic setting, history and a uniqueness seldom found in other sites and we are very excited about its potential. We are passionate about building quality developments that preserve our country’s heritage, employing the best of modern day construction techniques, and to deliver projects and communities of which we can be proud of. Our plans generated considerable excitement locally and, following a constructive public consultation, we are now lodging our planning application outlining our vision for Sunnyside.”
The transformation of the site will ensure that it once again will become an attractive and prominent feature within the Hillside and Montrose communities. The Principle Class B and C heritage buildings will be preserved and sensitively incorporated into the overall development.