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SOUTH Side Car Showroom Could Make Way For 72-Bedroom Care Home

PLANS to knock down a Glasgow South Side car showroom and build a ‘high quality’ care home with its own cinema, cocktail bar and hair salon have been revealed.

Northcare (Scotland) Ltd have applied to build a 72-bedroom facility on the site of the Harry Fairbairn Mini dealership on Kilmarnock Road, Newlands.

A design statement submitted with the application explains: “The proposed development will provide much-needed accommodation for the ever-increasing elderly population, allowing them to live their lives with dignity and independence with specialist assistance at hand.

“The site is in a sustainable location within an established suburban location providing direct access to a range of services and facilities there within, and local amenities.”

It continues: “In addition to high quality living accommodation, this facility offers residents and visitors a high specification of additional accommodation.

“This creates a destination space offering residents the opportunity of a ‘day out’ without the need to leave the facility.”

The spaces include a cafe and cocktail bar (both with external terraces), plus a hair salon, cinema and private dining room. There would also be a residents’ garden.

The application is pending assessment by city planners.