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Flats plan for former Rangers fans’ favourite pub

18 flats planned for pub site

A former pub popular with supporters of Rangers will be demolished and replaced by a block of serviced apartments under a £3 million redevelopment plan.

The former Annie Millers pub has been closed for a number of years and is in poor repair with significant structural and rot issues.

The building sits within the Glasgow Central Conservation area and is not listed. It has fallen into disrepair and provides little tangible benefit to the local townscape.

Annie Millers

Derelict: the former pub

Mosaic Architecture + Design and Big Top Productions have submitted a plan for 18 serviced apartments, tapping into Glasgow City Council’s Lanes Strategy, which seeks to bring vibrancy and vitality to the central area around nearby Ropework Lane and Metropole Lane.

Andre Graham, director of Big Top Productions, said: “Having identified serviced apartments and hospitality as a key area for development, this is our first new build development in the city and gives us the opportunity to develop a new and exciting brand with the team at Mosaic.

“It is hoped that, if successful, while it is a bespoke design, this development could serve as a model that could be rolled out to other cities in the UK.”  

Stephen Mallon, director of Mosaic, added: “This is a challenging site, given the position of the existing building in Ropework Lane attached to adjacent mixed use and leisure buildings.

“Although challenging, it offered the chance to be innovative and creative with the design. It was important, we felt, to give a strong definition to the edge of the city block taking cognisance of the local urban form.”

The development follows Mosaic’s recent submission, on behalf of Big Top Productions, for the £6m conversion and change of use of the former Teacher building at St Enoch Square, Glasgow into a whisky-themed bar/restaurant with 25 serviced apartments on the upper floors.

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