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‘Big box’ leisure comes to Rutherglen with golf destination

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August 14 2019

‘Big box’ leisure comes to Rutherglen with golf destination

South Lanarkshire Council has recommended detailed planning permission be granted to a multi-level golf driving range in Rutherglen on derelict land off junction 2 of the M74.

Topgolf International has been designed by Cooper Cromar on behalf of Ashfield Land as the centrepiece of a new ‘big box’ entertainment destination for the area including a mix of drive-through cafes and restaurants.

Facilities will include an open-air roof terrace, event space and bar behind three tiers of driving bays, together with parking for 336 vehicles, to capitalise on the growing demand for ‘experience-led’ activities.

In a design statement, the architects wrote: “Natural stacked stone anchors the centre of the building. Timber panelling is used throughout the exterior and gives a modern, tailored feeling to the building.

“The grand entrance is flanked by a modern concrete block retaining walls that help create interest in the landscape.”

A cantilevered stainless-steel mesh entrance canopy carries branded signage and LED light display at night, protecting an interior stair from glare during the day.

Rutherglen will be Topgolf’s first new UK venue for 15 years and the first in Scotland.

The driving range forms part of the Two74 development
The driving range forms part of the Two74 development
Topgolf is described as a 'tech-heavy, multi-level golf entertainment venue with quality on-site food and drink'
Topgolf is described as a 'tech-heavy, multi-level golf entertainment venue with quality on-site food and drink'

6 Comments

Elmo
#1 Posted by Elmo on 14 Aug 2019 at 11:53 AM
I don't ever remember Rutherglen resembling the Nevada Desert??
Carlos The Jackal
#2 Posted by Carlos The Jackal on 14 Aug 2019 at 17:31 PM
I'm pretty sure I remember this from the film 'Idiocracy'.

Nothing screams placemaking like the phrase 'big box' either. Can't wait.
Hitman M74
#3 Posted by Hitman M74 on 15 Aug 2019 at 08:46 AM
I always thought locating the golf range facing the busy motorway was a fantastic idea! £10 to whoever hit the lorry. £25 for a car and a creme de la creme - £50 for the ambulance or police car runnnig...
Cub Irons
#4 Posted by Cub Irons on 15 Aug 2019 at 10:13 AM
Fantastic, absolutely love this.
jimbob tanktop
#5 Posted by jimbob tanktop on 15 Aug 2019 at 12:23 PM
It says 'leisure' then talks about golf. I don't understand.
HMR
#6 Posted by HMR on 19 Aug 2019 at 08:00 AM
LA style architecture has arrived in Glasgow..... South Lanarkshire, where architecture comes to die.

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