A PAVILION, part of a sports facility that was earmarked for a takeover, is to be demolished after it was damaged by fire last month.

The building in Victoria Park between the bowling greens and tennis courts in the park was set alight three weeks ago.

The inside and roof of the pavilion was badly damaged in the late-night blaze.

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It was part of a facility that was on a list of dozens of venues not to be re-opened by Glasgow Life, although it had not been in use for some time before the pandemic.

The list includes libraries, community centres, and sports facilities across the city. 

It was, however, one of a number of venues which Glasgow Life said there had been interest expressed by another party in taking over the management of the facility under its People Make Glasgow Communities programme. 

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The Victoria Park Campus – Bowls, Rugby and Tennis were listed by Glasgow Life as: “Interest has been expressed in exploring new operating models for this facility through People Make Glasgow Communities.”

The demolition of the building is to be delayed until Glasgow Life speaks to the interested parties to assess what it means for any plans.

A spokesperson for Glasgow Life said: “An assessment of the fire damage caused to Victoria Park Pavilion has found the building is unsafe and should be demolished. 

“We’ve engaged with interested parties to answer their queries before demolition takes place. 

“Once complete, the fence line will be repaired and an electrical supply will be installed to be used for any future development.”

There are four bowling greens and a number of hard tennis courts in the facility that is housed in a section of the park in the west of the city.