GO-Ahead Given For Second Kitchen Hub In Glasgow

18 January, 2022 | Food and Drink

PLANNERS have approved another remote hot food takeaway facility with kitchen pods in central Glasgow.

City council officials have given permission for warehouse space in Kingston Street, Tradeston to become a commercial kitchen with six pods for use by different companies.

The change-of-use application was made FA Property Company Ltd. No details of who would operate the facility are given in planning documents.

Food delivery service Deliveroo was given the go-ahead in August to create a hub with nine kitchen pods at a building on Scotland Street near West Street.

A supporting document regarding the Kingston Street proposal stated: “This is in line with current trends in the hot food takeaway sector where street premises are becoming less important, particularly over the last 18 months where the covid pandemic has created a fundamental shift in how these services are procured.

“It is the intention that six different kitchens would be in operation and all orders would be taken by mobile app, website or telephone. No public counter would be available, with delivery drivers being the only traffic moving to and from the site.”

It continued: “The applicant is keen to utilise this existing building on a brownfield site rather than new-build premises on the outskirts of the city, improving cover and delivery times, specifically for the city centre.

“This will also allow the use of cycle deliveries rather than cars, both for practical and economic purposes.”

The facility would be open from noon until 2am, seven days a week.

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