APARTMENT Block Plan For Disused Shawlands Bowling Green

9 November, 2018 | News, Residential

PERMISSION is being sought for 34 flats at a Glasgow South Side bowling club.

Kelvin Properties have proposed the development at Shawlands Bowling Club in Pollokshaws Road.

The plan is to demolish part of the clubhouse, refurbish the rest of the structure, and build a block of flats, with car parking, on the disused north eastern bowling green and the area around it.

The building would have five levels, although the top floor would have just two three-bedroom flats.  The remaining floors would each have eight two-bedroom flats. There would be 34 parking spaces.

The site boundary runs alongside a Destiny Church building and the rear of Shawlands Academy.

A statement submitted by Holmes Miller Architects with the application explained: “Due to falling club memberships and a reduced participation in club activities, there has been a steady decline in inward investment for the club, which has resulted in a continuous reduction in the quality of club facilities on offer. The club currently barely breaks even on annual membership subscriptions, function hire and rental income from a Vodafone telecommunications mast.

“The north eastern bowling green is no longer in use, and the maintenance and upkeep has become an unaffordable financial burden for the club. The proposed portion of the club house to be demolished (the old function room), lies unused throughout winter, as the club can no longer afford to heat it.

“The club are keen to carry out essential upgrades to the club facilities, as well as secure the long-term future of Shawlands Bowling Club.

“For these reasons the club committee have decided to release an unused parcel of land for development. The money received from the sale will be re-invested into the club by refurbishing the clubhouse and grounds, ensuring the 156-year-old club is not lost from the Shawlands community.”

The application is pending assessment by city council planners.

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