PERMISSION has been given to knock down a rundown pub in Parkhead and replace it with flats.
Glasgow planners have agreed that CDB Properties Ltd can build a five-storey block at the site of the Paradise Bar in Tollcross Road.
The building was established as a public house in the early 1800s but latterly proved unviable, only opening during football games at nearby Celtic Park.
The bar is considered an ‘unlisted building of merit’, but consultants acting for the applicants stated: “Whilst the history of the property is fully noted, it’s preservation is at the detriment of the economic vibrancy of the area.”
Thirteen flats will be built — three one-bedroom units, nine with two bedrooms and one with three bedrooms.
A design document included with the application stated: “The vision for the proposed scheme is one of a high-quality residential unit which provides an architectural response sensitive to the existing built environment and in keeping with the townscape of the area.”