ANOTHER attempt is being made to turn rundown B-listed Art Deco premises in Glasgow into a delivery kitchen hub.
Kitchenhub have again applied for permission to change the use of the building at 140 Salkeld Street, south of Tradeston, opposite the main line into Glasgow Central station.
A previous application was refused by city planners,
A statement submitted with the new proposal explains: “The proposed development will provide state-of-the-art commercial kitchen units which will be licensed and occupied by new and established food businesses.
“This application proposes the installation of 10 commercial kitchen units, a significant reduction from the original planning application.
“Food is prepared and cooked within these kitchens by the food businesses themselves and delivered to restaurants and home deliveries.
“The existing layout is characterised by a series of individual spaces which presumably were offices or other administration uses, and the proposed new layout will continue to reflect the nature of these subdivisions. In addition there will be staff facilities, offices, storage and areas designated for bicycle parking.
“In submitting this fresh application the applicant has reflected on the grounds for the refusal and addressed the various issues raised, and we would hope that this application will be viewed favourably and be approved.”
Documentation submitted with the original application stated: “The property…is a fine if tired example of Art Deco architectural styling. Thought to have been designed by James Miller, the building was constructed in 1933 originally for the Leyland Motor Company.
“Externally the building has retained much of its original detailing however apart from the entrance foyer and staircase, none of the original interior remains.
“The last known use was as offices however the building has been vacant for a number of years and is in poor condition and deteriorating rapidly and is currently inhabited by pigeons and rodents.”
It is anticipated that the facility would operate between 8am and 11pm, seven days a week.
The application is pending assessment by council officials.