CAFE Plan For Historic Glasgow Canalside Building

11 March, 2023 | News

A PROPOSAL to use part of the Old Basin House at the Forth and Clyde Canal as a cafe has been submitted to Glasgow City Council.

The C-listed building at Applecross Street was recently restored and has been leased to community interest company Gathering Ground.

The current permitted use for the building is business. An application has been made seeking a change of use for part of the ground floor to food and drink.

Old Basin House, which dates from around 1790, was on the Buildings at Risk Register following extensive fire damage in the late 1990s but Scottish Canals were recently awarded funding to undertake extensive reconstruction and refurbishment.

A supporting statement included with the planning application explains: “Gathering Ground is a food-led community space and cafe. Our purpose is to create gathering spaces that use food as a platform to impact the community, build connections and inspire people to engage with good food.

“Gathering Ground run workshops and events to promote sharing skills, showcase cultures and positively affect lives. The building will operate as an event space and have a community cafe.

“It will be a small scale cafe operation with a simple menu.”

Opening hours would be Monday to Friday, 8 to 6pm and Saturday/Sunday, 9 to 6pm.

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