Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Plans submitted to demolish Glasgow’s O2 ABC music venue following damage suffered in last summer’s School of Art fire

Aerial view of the site of the fire, including the Mackintosh Building and O2 ABC (Police Scotland /PA)
Aerial view of the site of the fire, including the Mackintosh Building and O2 ABC (Police Scotland /PA)

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.

O2 ABC (Andrew Cawley / DC Thomson)

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.

The damage caused by the fire (Andrew Milligan/PA Wire)

 

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.