PLANS for a new Wetherspoons pub in Glasgow's Southside have been scrapped, it has been revealed. 

We previously reported that the chain secured permission to turn a former nightclub on Moss Side Road, Shawlands, into a new pub.

The proposed Wetherspoons was to replace The Sir John Stirling Maxwell on nearby Kilmarnock Road, which stopped trading in March this year.

But bosses have now revealed the building, which was the former Waverley Tea Rooms and Tusk nightclub, has been put up for sale.

Glasgow Times:

Eddie Gershon, Wetherspoon spokesman, said: “Wetherspoon can confirm that it is to put its site at Moss Side Road, Glasgow, on the market, for sale.

“The company will not be developing the site into a Wetherspoon pub.

“This is a commercial decision.”

At a licensing board last month, it was revealed that the firm was to invest £4 million in revamping the old building and 60 to 70 staff were expected to be employed.

At the time, Archie MacIver, the licensing lawyer representing Wetherspoons, said the licence variation would “take out the nightclub-related elements and adapt it into more of a public house type licence in the traditional Wetherspoon style”.

He added: “The applicants don’t need any introduction, they have a number of premises within your honours’ jurisdiction. Until recently they had one within this locality, the Sir John Stirling Maxwell in Shawlands Arcade.

“These premises closed and the new site, which is the purpose of this application, was acquired some time back. The premises that closed was actually the second Wetherspoons in Glasgow and it celebrated its 25th anniversary just before it closed.”