Old Rangers pub in Glasgow to be flattened for serviced apartments and a men’s sauna

An offer to raze a pub popular with Ranger fans in a conservation area has been given the green light.

The developers will move in to flatten the abandoned Annie Millers bar on Ropework Lane to make way for 18 apartments with “tailor-made” services and a men’s sauna.

The plans had been vigorously rejected by neighboring residents, who raised concerns about noise pollution, parking and proximity to neighboring properties in the development.

Speaking to today’s Planning Implementation Committee, an opponent said: “We would be very happy to see Annie Millers demolished and a suitable low-rise building built in her place. scourge for the region.

“However, we argue that this is certainly not the answer. Ropework Lane and Metropole Lane perpendicular to it are extremely narrow.

“Waste collection and recycling will be another issue with the proposed size of the development.

“I also see the rooftop layout as a serious over-development.”

Among the plans, Big Top developers will bring a rooftop terrace, parking spaces for cyclists and two penthouses in the neighborhood.

Renters will have the option of occupying the apartments on a short term rental basis while three of the properties will be available for bed and breakfast stays.

Another opponent added: “As a six story development directly facing our properties with balconies and a roof terrace, our residents will have no privacy and we ask that we have the right to privacy.

“There are a lot of families here and our dorms are right across from the balcony.”

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In response to concerns about noise and anti-social behavior raised by locals, Big Top assured that the site will be staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

A spokesperson for the company said: “I have to stress that this is not an Airbnb offer and therefore will not be accompanied by the antisocial behavior that many apartment buildings have in Glasgow. .

“We will provide a 24 hour concierge service on site to assist guests and monitor the premises at all times.”

A Big Top statement reads: “The existing building has been abandoned for some time since the pub closed, so it has fallen into disrepair which is having a negative impact on the cityscape.

“A new development of this nature will improve Ropework Lane by creating a more welcoming environment while providing a sturdy building that will easily adapt to future generations and uses.

“This is a piece of contemporary architecture that responds to its historical context and will make a positive contribution to Ropework Lane and the wider context of Glasgow.”

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