APARTMENTS Plan For Empty Job Centre Is Made Redundant

3 September, 2020 | Residential

CITY planners have refused permission for a former job centre building in Bridgeton to be turned into nearly 50 flats.

The offices on Muslin Street at Acorn Street were closed in February 2018.

Spectrum Properties (Scotland) Ltd applied to convert the premises into 39 one-bedroom and 10 two-bedroom flats.

Glasgow City officials rejected the proposal but have as yet [Thursday 9.30am] not published the decision document giving their reasons on the council planning website.

A statement submitted with the application explained: “The proposed scheme will complement and contribute to the local area providing additional good quality private rental apartments that are in great demand.

“It provides a sustainable re-use of a redundant building, with little likelihood of the building being returned to a commercial use due to lack of demand.

“The proposals require minimal structural intervention and provide 49 residential apartments in an area with little other alternative than housing associations, with long waiting lists.”

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