Glasgow Cathedral toilet block earmarked as dining destination
March 15 201870sq/m café.
This will see the sandstone structure retained and repurposed through removal of a large water tank contained within a mansard roof, with a range of double pitched glazed rooflights reinstated, transforming the dank interior into an open and light-filled environment.
In a design statement Line wrote: “The existing building is currently in a dilapidated state and the park itself is suffering from a lack of use. There is very limited food and drink offers in this part of Glasgow and what is available is not of the highest quality. For the sheer number of visitors to this small area of Glasgow there is very little in the way of quality infrastructure that other European tourist destination routinely have. We would hope that the redeveloped Cathedral Square toilets will be a busy, vibrant and high-quality business showcasing the best of Glasgow to an international audience.”
Externally roofing felt will be replaced by standing seam copper while outdoor seating will be introduced to make better use of an underutilised park at Cathedral Square.
Similar proposals were lodged to carve out a café from disused toilets in Kelvingrove.
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