PERMISSION Given For Flats Above City Centre KFC

31 March, 2021 | Residential

A REVISED plan to turn empty floors above a KFC restaurant in central Glasgow into apartments has been approved.

A roof extension is also part of the plan for 106 Renfield Street.

Nine flats will be formed in the vacant second and third floors and the new roof accommodation.

A similar proposal was refused last year as planners felt the roof extension would dominate the building and would not tie in with the architectural character of the premises or the surrounding area.

But city officials have given the go-ahead to the second application after their concerns were taken on board.

A design statement included with the new application explained: “The roof extension will appear recessive in nature when compared with the painted masonry of the existing building and the form will also be held back from the wall head of the Renfield Street facade to form a clear step.

“The proposed use is supported by policy and the new roof extension is sympathetic to adjacent context.

“The access to the flats will make much needed improvements to the physical environment of Sauchiehall Lane through the new elevation treatment, lighting and surface finishing in line with the council’s aspirations for the city’s lanes to become an asset as important as the main streets.”

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