THE site of a former Drumchapel pub could be sold by the council to a day centre with plans for a sensory garden.

Antonine Court Day Centre, which helps people with additional support needs, has asked Glasgow City Council about the possibility of buying empty land at Hecla Square.

Council officials have reported the owner intends to build a new centre on their current site at Dunkenny Road.

They are recommending councillors approve the principle of a sale when they meet on Thursday.

Talks would then begin over a deal which would help the day centre to expand, providing more outdoor space and a sensory garden.

Officials said the Hecla Square site was “previously occupied by a public house which has since been demolished”, leaving a “rectangular area of vacant brownfield land”.

In a report to councillors, they added: “The owner of the adjoining Antonine Court Day Centre, Antonine Court Limited, approached Glasgow City Council with a view to acquiring the subject site to facilitate the construction of a new day centre on their current site at 30 Dunkenny Road.”

Antonine Court Day Centre provides “tailored care and support services for adults with additional support needs” and youth services.

Council officials have said the proposal would “ensure that a long-term vacant brownfield site is brought back into use”.