COMMERCIAL Units Approved For Disused Newspaper Accommodation

30 October, 2021 | Business, Local, Planning

REDUNDANT space at the Greenock Telegraph building can be divided into business units, planners have agreed.

Officials at Inverclyde Council have given permission for accommodation at the rear of the premises in Crawfurd Street to be split into seven units.

Recladding would also take place and vehicular access would be changed from Hood Street to Clarence Street by knocking down a redundant single storey building.

The application was made by building owner WBI Group. A design statement explained: “Due to changes in the way the newspaper is produced and distributed, the rear, portal-framed part of the building is no longer required for its original purpose.

“Our proposal seeks to bring a beneficial use to a redundant building, to improve the building visually and to relieve traffic congestion on Hood Street.

“It is a valuable contribution to satisfying demand for this type and scale of business unit within an area appropriately designated by the local authority, and it will contribute to the local economy.”

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