Plans to turn former Glasgow theatre site into flats

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Plans have been announced to build 64 flats on a former theatre site in Laurieston.

The proposals would see the development built on the site of the former Coliseum - which was demolished following a devastating fire back in 2009 - with the remaining buildings in the area knocked down.

Four blocks of buildings would be constructed, with a community room gardens located at the north eastern edge of the site.

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Twenty six of the dwellings would be put up for sale and 38 of the flats would be used for social housing use.

The site sits between the O2 Academy building to the south and the Bridge Street subway station to the north.

The development would form part of the Laurieston Transformation Regeneration Area and is a joint project between the New Gorbals Housing Association and Urban Union.

The submission of the plans follows a consultation process which has involved local community councils and an online, interactive event for members of the public.

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The Coliseum Theatre opened its doors in 1905 and featured a huge auditorium which could hold up to 2893 people. It switched to a cinema in the 20s and in 1929 screened the first ‘talkie’ in the city.

It was later used as a bingo hall, between 1987 and 2003, but then remained empty for another six years, before the fire in 2009.

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