PLANNERS have agreed that the ground floor of former bank premises in Govan can be used as a restaurant.
Sava Estates made the change-of-use proposal for the B-listed building at 705 Govan Road.
Glasgow City Council planning department approved the application. Their decision report states: “The active use of the vacant unit is desirable and is not considered to give rise to significant impact upon residential amenity, subject to safeguarding conditions.”
A design statement submitted with the application explained: “When constructed, this building would have been a major feature on Govan Road.
“It is the only remaining building of that period and now links to modern residential flatted accommodation on both gables.
“Now vacant, it was originally occupied by the Glasgow Savings Bank and most recently by a branch of the TSB.”
The statement continued: “Given the raised cill levels and the large windows, the restaurant will have a particularly attractive ambience and offer a quality dining experience.
“Given that there are few other significant uses on this part of Govan Road, this new restaurant in this feature building will contribute very positively to the character of the area and become a local icon.
No details of a potential operator were given in planning documents. Anticipated opening hours are Sunday to Thursday, 10am to 11pm and Friday and Saturday, 10am to midnight.