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February 8 2010

End of the road for A listed Glaswegian garage?
Glasgow City Council are set to decide today on a controversial planning application to demolish the rear of an art deco styled garage in Glasgow’s west end for housing.

It follows a prior 2007 attempt to demolish part of the historic structure, believed to be one of the first examples globally of a multi storey car park.

Owner Arnold Clark and architect firm Keppie want to construct new residences in the body of the structure and will spend £1.5m restoring a feature enamel tiled façade. It is argued that the shell of the structure is structurally unsound.

Though recommended for approval campaigners have vowed to fight the plan, arguing that the garage can have a viable future if funding can be sourced for repairs.

Image taken by Ben Cooper.

2 Comments

Lagonda
#1 Posted by Lagonda on 8 Feb 2010 at 12:53 PM
The most bizarre planning report, is the council scared to say no and hoping that this is called in and refused after an inquiry? It certainly should be. What will be safe if this is allowed to happen? This is a Grade A listed structure.

http://www.glasgowcitycouncil.co.uk/committee_minutes/public/Documents/Live/Planning%20Applications%20Committee/20097/1100_09_02_2010_2493_Report_Item%201.pdf


Hugh Macpherson
#2 Posted by Hugh Macpherson on 8 Feb 2010 at 13:38 PM
well done to the guys at Keppies for helping to get rid of more bits of irreplaceable Glasgow - still you have to keep the fees rolling in no matter what...

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