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Restoration plans for Glasgow garage site

Arnold Clark has run into problems with the restoration of a Glasgow site after opposition from residents.

The Botanic Gardens Garage in the affluent West End of Glasgow was bought by Arnold Clark in the ’60s and used as a workshop.

The building has since fallen into disrepair and is no longer used.

The Scottish dealer group dropped plans to demolish it in 2007 after 150 complaints from residents.

John Clark, from Arnold Clark Automobiles, said: “We have taken on board the guidance from Historic Scotland, Glasgow City Council and the views of residents and revised our plans for refurbishing the Botanic Garage.

“We hope that our amended plans will be welcomed by local residents, as we have managed to source specialist companies to restore the majority of the building’s architectural features, including a company that will use specially commissioned tiles, to rebuild the frontage.”

Arnold Clark has appointed a specialist restoration company to repair the exterior of the building, while community figures believe the listed building will be turned into a car park and flats.

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