CITY planners have agreed that an empty warehouse in Tradeston can be used as a restaurant.
The eatery is proposed for the ground floor at 136 Nelson Street, just a few hundred yards from the massive new Buchanan Wharf development. It will offer an ethnic menu based on flavours of the Caribbean.
The three-storey property dates from the early 1900s and was originally a light bulb factory. It is accessed via a pend from Nelson Street and has dedicated parking on its gable facing West Street.
The restaurant, the three-storey white building to the bottom, left, and, top right, the Barclays Bank campus under construction at Buchanan Wharf
A submission from Bennett Developments and Consulting on behalf of the applicant stated: “There are already a number of popular restaurants in the area and, whilst the area is not endowed with buildings of architectural importance, the presence of these restaurants and the honest fabric of the buildings which are echoes of the area’s past, all contribute to the ambience.”
It continues: “This site is particularly interesting in that it reflects the golden age of the Tradeston area with pends and alleyways adding to the dynamic thrust of the area. Whilst the building cannot be seen from Nelson Street, the access to the building via the pend will add an extra dimension to the experience.”
Glasgow City Council officials approved the application.