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April 30 2020

Govan Lyceum to reel in cinephiles once more

Govan’s landmark Lyceum Cinema is to be given a new lease of life under plans to return the vacant B-listed Art Deco building to use as a cinema, concert hall and restaurant.

As part of the work building owners Versatyle will repair and smooth damaged surfaces to allow a fresh coat of paint to be applied while a new set of external doors will be inserted in front of the existing set together with new canopy LED lighting.

A new masonry wall will segregate entrances to a 500-seat cinema on the first floor from a ground floor restaurant.

Internally non-load bearing walls will be removed while existing stairs at the cinema entrance will be carefully removed to increase the floor area for a planned restaurant.

The focus of the revitalised building will be a 900sq/m concert hall capable of hosting bingo, music and conferences with a seating capacity of up to 800.

 

Image by John Lord

4 Comments

Concerned citizen
#1 Posted by Concerned citizen on 30 Apr 2020 at 11:34 AM
Looking through the application drawings, they’re unusually anonymous. The agent seems to have run into trouble with botched jobs and faking documents in the past - AJ article on past court case.
IndyNoo
#2 Posted by IndyNoo on 30 Apr 2020 at 12:42 PM
On an initial glance this looks like a great redevelopment - something even the Glasgow Architects cannot mess up. But as noted by #1, there is something fishy going on. Judging by the worrying lack of detail and quality shown in the submitted drawings one cannot hold out much hope for this project - even worse are the links to the Agent's past: https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/planning-forgery-allegations-reach-court/585806.article

Hopefully the Local Authority do the correct thing and seek for further details to ensure competency before progressing the application.
worried
#3 Posted by worried on 30 Apr 2020 at 14:34 PM
It doesn't get any better.
https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/lifestyle/money/cowboy-surveyor-does-a-runner-with-widows-2k-1051882
Daniel
#4 Posted by Daniel on 1 May 2020 at 08:57 AM
And an even earlier story from 2000!

https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/12235661.council-hit-by-fresh-corruption-allegations/

Somebody might want to let the case officer know...

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