CONTEMPORARY Glasgow church C7 has been given permission to set up a permanent base at a large warehouse in the city’s Canal Quarter.
City planners approved the congregation’s application to use an empty industrial unit near High Craighall Road, across from Speirs Wharf, as a church.
Plans show 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 stated: “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 will 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.