PLANS have been submitted to Glasgow City Council to turn the former home of the Orange Order in Scotland into offices.

Clyde Gateway, a regeneration charity, have applied for planning permission to extend their existing office space at Orr Street in Bridgeton into the nearby Olympia House which was previously the headquarters of the Orange Order.

It is understood the building was put up for sale last year after the organisation told members it was no longer fit for purpose. The lodge used the building for around 20 years. It was sold to Clyde Gateway for local businesses to make use of the new office facilities.

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Artist’s impressions of the new offices show a full refurbishment. The design statement submitted by developers says that the space will be “open and flexible” with partitions being removed to allow for open plan office space. External windows and doors are set to be replaced with upgrades to the courtyard to allow for easier access for members of the public.

Developers will also look to restore original features such as blocked off windows and windcatchers on the roof.

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Plans are yet to be considered by council bosses.

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A spokesperson for Clyde Gateway said: “Clyde Gateway has made long term investments in Bridgeton Cross and we wish to retain and upgrade this building in the conservation area. Subject to planning we hope to develop office space that will attract new businesses and jobs to the area’