CINEMA, Concert Hall And Restaurant Plan For Govan’s Lyceum Is Rejected

22 June, 2021 | Arts, Leisure, Entertainment and Sport, Listed / Historic Buildings

AN application to use an old Glasgow picture house as a cinema, concert hall and events space has been refused by city planners.

Versatyle Ltd’s proposal for The Lyceum in Govan included turning an area on the ground floor into a hall suitable for various functions. It was to have capacity for 1,000 people standing, 800 sitting and 700 at tables.

There was to have been a 90-seat restaurant on the ground floor plus a 30-seat cafeteria. A cinema with nearly 500 seats was proposed for the first floor.

The building’s exterior was spruced up last year. This view is from 2019.

Glasgow City Council officials have rejected the scheme.

Their decision notice said the development would “introduce a potentially significant increase in noise and disturbance which would harmfully impact on the amenity of neighbouring residential properties”.

They added that the absence of “suitable servicing arrangements for the proposed concert use, has the potential to impact significantly on residential amenity of adjacent flats at anti-social hours.”

Sufficient measures to treat and disperse cooking odours were also absent from the plans.

The former 1930s ‘super-cinema’ in Govan Road is category B listed and seated 2,600 people when it opened. It was latterly used as a bingo hall.

| More about The Lyceum on the Scottish Cinemas website

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