Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city with a population of around 600,000 (1.2 million in the Greater Glasgow urban area) and attracts millions of visitors each year. The city has a vibrant cultural entertainment and retail economy with a very significant transient population, including a high number of students and business
travellers. Glasgow hosted the Commonwealth Games in 2014, and benefitted greatly from the infrastructure development undertaken at that time.
Glasgow is home to Scotland’s principal performing arts organisations including the Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and the BBC Royal Symphony Orchestra, along with a wide range of concert and entertainment venues, such as the Hydro, with 1 million visitors last year (the world’s third busiest venue), the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and numerous theatres. The cities attractions include, Glasgow’s new Riverside Museum, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the Home of Charles Rennie MacKintosh and Glasgow Science Centre.
Glasgow is served by Glasgow Airport, which hasover 7 million visitors per annum and Prestwick Airport, with just over 1 million visitors per annum.
Glasgow is easily accessible from the M8 motorway network and has national rail links via Glasgow Central station and Glasgow’s Queen Street station (currently undergoing a £115 million refurbishment).
Glasgow is ranked 6th in the UK for oversees tourism, attracting around 2.5 million visitors per annum with hotel occupancy rates considerably close to 80%.
St Andrew’s In The Square is a beautiful Georgian former church building steeped in history. The building extends to 13,000 sq.ft. over basement, ground, mezzanine and attic levels.
The building is Category A listed and is one of Glasgow’s finest historic buildings, originally built around 1753 by master mason Mungo Naismith and commissioned by the city's Tobacco Lords as a demonstration of their wealth and power.
The church boasts many superb architectural and design features including the flat arch in the portico (the first of its kind built in Scotland) and a ornate gilded plasterwork and stunning clock.
The building was used continuously as a church for 240 years up to 1993. In the late 1990s, the building received a £1.5m renovation to transform it back to its former Georgian glory and provide significant modern interventions, including the creation of a licensed premise, commercial kitchen and customer toilets to a new lower ground level. St Andrews In The Square re-opened to the public in November 2000 as Glasgow’s centre for Traditional Scottish Music, Song and Dance.
The ground floor has been used as an art centre and popular function/wedding facility. The lower ground floor provides a licensed premises which has also been able to cater for hall, wedding and function, events.
The approximate gross internal areas is as follows:
Grassed boundary enclosed by railings with stepped access to 3 entrance doors. The licensed premise is accessed to the side and is inter-connected. Accessible wheelchair access available.
Vast and spacious main hall able to accommodate 250 persons with stage to the rear. There are staircases which connect to the balcony, and lower ground floor.
Balcony with views over the ground floor and timber church pew seating.
Modern bar/restaurant for 100 covers. Wooden floors and industrial finishes. Large bar servery and gantry.
Large commercial kitchen with ancillary stores.
Ladies, gents and accessible customer toilets. Staff change and staff toilets. Brides dressing room, store rooms, beer cellar and bin store.
Boiler and plant rooms.
Garden ground with metal railing plus side beer garden / terrace for 26 persons.
The property is connected to all mains services, including gas, water, electricity and drainage. Heating is provided from a wet led radiator system. There is a lift which connects to the lower ground, ground and balcony levels.
The subjects are entered in the valuation role as:
St Andrews Square
The previous occupier was of charity status, rates exempt and have not appealed the rateable value in the past. The rateable value should be assessed as a single entity for a new owner/occupier of the full building with a reduction merited. The rates payable are approx. half the rateable value. A rateable value appeal has been lodged and a new occupier also has the right to appeal the rateable value.
The spectacular full building is now available for sale with vacant possession. Café Source currently occupy the property on a shortterm licence which expires January 2020. St Andrew’s in the Square is a highly popular licensed venue for weddings, music and other arts. The heritable property is available for sale at a highly attractive price. The premises may suit a variety of uses.
The premises have been placed on the market at offers over £495,000 for the benefit of the heritable property (with full vacant possession for Jan 2020).
The premise has an EPC rating of G. A copy of the Energy Performance Certificate is available on request.
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