Housing plan approved for Boroughmuir High site

Boroughmuir High will be sold for housing. Pic: Jon Savage

Boroughmuir High will be sold for housing. Pic: Jon Savage

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HOPES of establishing a major new cultural hub in the city were today dashed as councillors voted to accept a multi-million pound bid from a housing developer for a site earmarked for an arts organisation.

A recommendation by officials to accept a £14.5 million offer from Cala Homes for the old Boroughmuir High School building was rubber-stamped by councillors today.

It came despite an appeal by Out of the Blue Trust that their £6.2m offer to transform the school into an arts space would have represented better value for money.