Care home planned for Glasgow bowling club site

A former bowling and tennis club in Glasgow could make way for a 66-bed care home under newly submitted plans.

Northcare (Scotland) Ltd wants to replace Anniesland Bowling and Tennis Club at Helensburgh Drive with a “high quality” facility complete with rooftop terraces, a cocktail lounge, spa and cinema, cafe with outside terrace, and private and public garden areas.

The care home operator will also make a payment toward alternative provision for a tennis court and bowling green nearby.

A design statement issued by Unum Partnership notes: “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.

Care home planned for Glasgow bowling club site

“It is our intention to create a care home that is a contemporary take on the traditional sandstone tenement.

“The L-shaped building will be viewed, in the main, as three storeys in height. A smaller fourth storey penthouse floor will be developed in some areas to accommodate support facilities.

“The proposal is respectful of its neighbours, with appropriate offset distances to protect existing privacy and outlook.”

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