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EMPTY Industrial Unit Could Be New Home For Church

CONTEMPORARY Glasgow church C7 wants to set up a permanent base at a large warehouse in the city’s Canal Quarter.

The congregation has applied to use an empty industrial unit near High Craighall Road, across from Speirs Wharf, as a church.

The internal layout of the proposed development would include an auditorium, with a stage; entrance foyer/cafe; staff offices; children’s playroom; and a mezzanine floor with a social space.

A statement submitted with the proposal states: “The applicant is a contemporary Christian Church which is attended by a wide range of age groups, from babies and toddlers through to adults in their 60’s and 70’s, although approximately 80 per cent of the attendance base is under the age of 35.

“The site, with its accessible location, therefore offers an ideal opportunity for the applicant to secure a permanent long-term base in Glasgow.

“In relation to the likely opening times and days, church services take place two times every Sunday. The applicant is likely to occasionally utilise the auditorium for holding other events related to the church, such as motivational guest speakers, and youth groups.”

“The proposed development will generate employment opportunities, and this is estimated to result in approximately 10 full-time positions, once the proposed development is established.”

Proposed hours of operation are 7am to 10pm, Monday to Saturday and 8am to 10pm on Sunday.

There would be 40 car parking spaces available plus secure parking for up to 10 bicycles.

C7 currently use accommodation at a business park at nearby 100 Borron Street, Port Dundas.

The application is pending assessment by Glasgow City planners.