Historic Environment Scotland have lodged an application to transform the current derelict Tollcross Winter Gardens - which could bring it back into public use.

In their proposal, the body outlined the glasshouse has fallen into a "dangerous state of disrepair" after it closed to the public a decade ago.

Plans aim to make Tollcross a desirable area of the city for visitors as Historic Environment Scotland aim to re-establish the park and it's connection to the area.

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Although developers are yet to define the new use of the building, planning documents state the glasshouse will not return to horticultural use. 

Developers aim to preserve the building's historic design as they bid to establish two new porches on the north side and the south side.

The new north porch aims to establish a plant and storage facility where the south hopes to locate new toilets.

The proposal plans to preserve the historic ironwork and general appearance of the building, but involves replacement of timber elements and some of the other structural detailing to "allow the building to be easier to maintain and to address existing design faults."

It is predicted that many glass panes will need to be discarded however developers hope to save any where they possibly can.

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Specialist contractors are to be called in to look at how to reconstruct the glasshouse with materials that will help it withstand the test of time.

The proposal reads: "Further thought could beneficially be given to the design of the new south porch to ensure it sits comfortably with the historic design of the glasshouse.

"While we accept the principle of replacing structural timber elements with a material that is easier to maintain, we encourage retention or replication of the existing timber doors – internal and external, as this would better preserve the historic character of the glasshouse."