When fire spread through the four-storey building at the corner of Waterloo Street and Wellington Street in Glasgow last October, the properties could not be saved and they were consequently demolished.
Archie’s Bar and the Robbie Burns Tavern, landmark pubs that once occupied an area on the ground level, were also victims of the fire.
Keppie Design has since applied for, and received, planning permission for the necessary rebuild, while CRGP Ltd will be attending to the architecture, project management and quantity surveying on the project.
“Our clients are the eight co-proprietors of the property,” said Colin Dair, a director of CRGP.
“It will be a like for like rebuild and the only change is a retail shop on the corner instead of a pub. The floors above will house offices as before. The building design is an acceptable reinstatement with stone frontage and it empathises with adjacent properties.”
Tenders are currently being sought from contractors and the project, which is expected to cost in the region of £4m will be started towards the end of July with a finish date anticipated one year later.