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PLAN For Large Glasgow East End Co-Op To Downsize

A LARGE Co-op store in east Glasgow looks set to be down-sized, with remaining space to be split into various commercial units.

City planners are being asked to allow the 17,650-square foot premises at Baillieston Road to be split into four.

The building currently houses a Co-op food store which also has a Well Pharmacy within it.

Under the proposal the Co-op would have a 5,000 square foot shop, the size of outlet which the company now prefers.

Well Pharmacy have agreed to have a shop of around 1,500 square feet if permission is given to change the building.

A range of possible uses is being sought for the remaining two units — shop, professional services, cafe/restaurant and hot food takeaway.

New shop frontages would be created on the Baillieston Road side of the building.

A document submitted to Glasgow City Council planning department states: “The proposed development will enhance the visual quality of this part of Barrachnie Local Town Centre by creating new active frontage on Baillieston Road. The proposals also offer an opportunity to extend the range of facilities and amenities of the Local Centre.

“If this planning application is successful, the reconfigured premises will therefore have two long-established retailers to take space immediately following completion of the works; allowing both occupiers far-better-suited space to meet their retail trading requirements.”

No changes are proposed to the car park or current vehicle access.

The application is pending consideration by planning officers.