Tesco is planning to open a new store in a historic building on Union Street in Glasgow.
The retail giant has applied to Glasgow City Council to display signs on an A-listed building for a Tesco Express.
A letter submitted to council stated: ‘Tesco Stores Ltd is proposing to occupy the unit at 132 Union Street for a Tesco Express store. The site is currently operated as a Co-Op convenience store.
The supermarket business would take over the historic Ca’D’Oro building, which was built in 1872 as a four-story warehouse.
A heritage statement filed by RPS on behalf of Tesco says the property was built in a Venetian Renaissance style by John Honeyman. It is within the Glasgow Core Area Conservation Area.
The statement read: “The replacement of existing signage and fascia with new signage will maintain the commercial use and character of the building and will have no impact on its architectural character.
“It will always be experienced and enjoyed as an ornate 19th century building, with its architectural features and decoration still evident.
“While there will be some changes to the exterior appearance of the building, these will not affect its character, its use or the ability to understand and appreciate the building’s architectural interest. The proposed works will therefore preserve the particular architectural and historical interest of the listed building.
The council has not yet taken a decision on the request for an announcement and authorization for classified construction.