IHBC features ‘Heritage from the (construction) doorstep’: Listing status secures long-term future of Glasgow art deco cinema

image for illustration: emma mykytyn / Old Mecca/Vogue Cinema, Balmore Road, Glasgow

An art deco former cinema that was saved from demolition after a last-minute intervention by Glasgow City Council has now been added to the list of Scotland’s protected buildings, reports Scottish Construction Now.

Scottish Construction Now writes:

…  Demolition work on the ceiling then started before planning officers issued a last-minute building preservation notice (BPN). At the time, Historic Environment Scotland (HES) declined to list the structure on procedural grounds… The decision means Allied Vehicles cannot go now ahead with its demolition plans and HES will have a say in any development plans for the site.

The Mecca Cinema, opened in 1933, is a rare survival of a 1930s cinema which retains its architecturally distinctive character to the main elevation…

The details of the listing by HES state that the front and side sections of the building will now be protected but the interior and roof structure are not of special interest…

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