PLANS have been submitted to demolish Glasgow’s O2 ABC eight months after a devastating fire tore through the nearby School of Art.
The iconic nightclub and gig venue suffered extensive damage in the blaze last June, with its domed roof collapsing.
A building warrant application submitted to Glasgow City Council is now seeking permission to “demolish the substantially fire damaged building in its entirety”.
All events planned for the venue have been rescheduled at other locations in the city, while neighbouring businesses including the Campus nightclub remain boarded up.
First opened as a cinema in 1929, the building has hosted circuses, an ice rink and a dancehall over the years.
In 1999, it was transformed into a music venue, hosting some of the biggest names from across the world and popular club nights.
Glasgow City Council will deliberate the plans and make a decision on the building’s future in the coming weeks.
The Mackintosh building, where the fire took hold, is to be rebuilt by the Glasgow School of Art.
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