Planning permission and conservation area consent has been secured by Mosaic Architecture + Design for the demolition of the former Annie Millers public house in Glasgow city centre and the construction of 18 serviced apartments.
The well-known hostelry, once frequented by Rangers FC fans on matchdays, has been closed for a number of years and “is in poor repair with significant structural and rot issues”, Mosaic said.
The building sits within the Glasgow Central Conservation area and is not listed.
Mosaic said the project would represent an investment of more than £3 million in Glasgow by developer Big Top Productions, “adding a new serviced apartment brand to this part of the city”.
Andre Graham, director of Big Top Productions, said: “We are extremely excited to have received planning permission to proceed with our modest yet beautifully designed 18 studio apartment development on Ropework lane.”
Stephen Mallon, director of Mosaic, added: “We are delighted to receive this support from the planners and the council and look forward to delivering this exciting new development, which we think will provide a positive contribution to the local townscape. The building is a contemporary and energy efficient design using a simple but high-quality palette of materials such as blue brick, bronze cladding and aluminium curtain walling. A terrace provides rooftop activation with appropriate screening and solar panels on the roof.”