KITCHEN Role On The Menu For ‘All But Forgotten’ Art Deco Building

17 March, 2022 | Food and Drink, Listed / Historic Buildings

PLANS have been drawn up to turn rundown B-listed Art Deco premises in Glasgow into a delivery kitchen hub.

Kitchhub have applied to change the use of the building at 140 Salkeld Street, south of Tradeston, opposite the main line into Glasgow Central station.

A statement submitted to city planners explains: “The proposed development will see this property converted into a series of catering kitchens where numerous food franchises will prepare and distribute a range of cooked foodstuffs for delivery to restaurants and for home delivery, through a series of individual kitchens.

“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 staff facilities, offices and areas designated for dispatch.”

The document also states: “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 continues: “The development will secure the future of this interesting building and bring investment into the area, job opportunities and rates for the city council.

“The resultant development will provide quality cooking/preparation facilities…in a quality Art Deco, which had all but been forgotten and were it not for this proposal might be lost to the city.”

It is anticipated that the facility would operate between 8am and 11pm, seven days a week.

The application is pending assessment by council officials.

Two applications for kitchen hubs have already been approved in the Tradeston area, one in West Street by Deliveroo, and the other in Kingston Street.

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