WETHERSPOON Pub In A-List South Side Building Gets Go Ahead

23 January, 2020 | Food and Drink

JD Wetherspoon have been given permission to turn a historic building on Glasgow’s South Side into a pub.

City officials have agreed to the company’s plans for premises in Moss Side Road, Shawlands.

The A-listed building opened as the Waverley Picture House in 1922. It was later used as a bingo hall and snooker club and more recently was the Tusk bar/nightclub and the Waverley tearoom.

A drawing included with J D Wetherspoon’s application showed seating for more than 350 people.

The venue will also feature an upper external terrace and a beer garden.

A heritage statement explained that the proposed alterations consist mainly of enlarging the kitchen, creation of a new bar and removal of existing bars and improvements to the toilet provision.

A new accessibility lift will be installed to ensure that wheelchair users can access the majority of the ground floor.

The statement continued: “The proposal will also restore and re-expose many original features like the columns that had previously been boxed in.

“The applicant will invest a considerable sum in the repair and restoration of building.”

Around 50 jobs, full and part-time, will be created.

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