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LIFT-Off Awaited For Inflatable Rocket At Listed Building Play Centre

OPERATORS of a massive new family play complex on Glasgow’s South Side want to tie an 11-foot inflatable rocket to a chimney at the B-listed premises.

Spectrum Properties (Scotland) Ltd are converting the former Glasgow Council printing works beside the M74 at 197 Pollokshaws Road into ‘action adventure arena’ Universal Play.

They have applied for permission for the ‘rocket’ to help promote the location.

A statement submitted to planners explains: “Signage to promote the family play centre is proposed in key locations around the building perimeter.

“The nature of the new building use requires it to be highly visible, bright and contemporary.

“The locations around the building do not impact upon the existing elevations of principal architectural detail and importance and are considered as being appropriate to the new building function.

“The dominant feature of the existing chimney offers scope for an inflatable shape, in a manner designed to enable removal without trace.”

Play facilities will include

— Activity foam pits set within an obstacle course frame.
— Slides
— Zip wire and high level wires
— Parkour activity area.
— Climbing stairway and climbing towers
— Freestyle trampoline zone.
— Laser tag zone
— Video games.
— Themed family golf course.
— Baby and toddler play zone.

Other spaces will be turned into party rooms, cafeteria, kitchen, waiting area, reception, toilets, staff facilities and management offices.

A car park will be provided at the rear of the building.