A once popular Falkirk pub will be opening up again as a nursery

Planning permission has been granted to change the use of a former public house into a nursery to look after youngsters up to the age of five.

By James Trimble
Thursday, 1st October 2020, 12:25 pm

Glasgow company Endevour House Ltd was been given the green light by Falkirk Council to convert Laurie’s Bar, in Mary Street, Laurieston on September 25.

According to the supporting statement in the planning documents, the premises stopped being a public house “some time ago” and was placed on the open market.

It added: “The property is not occupied, and interest has been expressed to redevelop the subject property to a nursery. This application relates only to the ground floor, extending to around 344 square metres, while the upper floor remains as is.

Laurie's Bar in Mary Street will soon be turning into a nursery after change of us plans for the go ahead from Falkirk Council

“The former premises benefited from having a bar, restaurant, kitchen toilets and storage area. There is a large surface car park within the demise of the property with capacity for around 21 cars.”

It is proposed to redevelop the ground floor of the property to provide a quiet area for children aged two, an area for 18 month to four-year-olds and an area for two-and-a-half-year-olds to five-year-olds.

There will also be a kitchen, storage area, staff room and toilets and the proposal also includes a secure outside play area, located to the rear of the property.

Existing parking and storage areas for waste storage will be at the rear of the property.

The supporting statement concluded: “The proposals make best use of the existing building and will significantly enhance the general amenity of the area while providing an important service to the local community.”