Green light for care home on former Glasgow car showroom site

Councillors have approved plans for a car showroom in Glasgow’s South Side to make way for a 72-bed care home.

Northcare (Scotland) Ltd is behind plans to build the facility on the site of the Harry Fairbairn Mini showroom on Kilmarnock Road.

The proposals include a hair salon, private dining room and cocktail bar, as well as the cafe and cinema.

Planning officers had recommended that planning permission be granted, saying that appropriate measures have been taken to reduce “the perceived mass of the building” compared with its immediate neighbours “allowing it to sit comfortably within its residential context”.

Green light for care home on former Glasgow car showroom site

A design statement submitted by Unum Partnership with the application explained: “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 added: “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.”

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