INDOOR Play Village In Calton Gets Approved

PLANNERS have agreed that warehouse premises in Calton can be transformed into an indoor children’s play village with cafe.

Glasgow City Council officials approved a planning application submitted for an “imaginative, educational role-play centre” at 25 McFarlane Street, in space currently used as an extension by the neighbouring Glasgow Pram Centre.

A document included with the proposal stated: “The business concept is to set up a small-scale village comprising of small rooms, for example, a supermarket, fire station, police station, hairdressers, hospital, theatre, roads, traffic signals, village square, etc.”

Other areas shown on application drawings included a newsroom, post office and vet.

The statement continued: “The village itself will be designed in such a way as to replicate, in miniature, some of the iconic buildings/elements from Glasgow.”

Three two-hour play sessions will be held each day, between 10am and 6pm. There will be a cafe area, with seating for up to 100, and two party rooms for hire.