Glasgow & West Scotland

Roof collapse snooker club in Glasgow to be demolished

Scene at Victoria Road
Image caption Parts of Victoria Road have been closed off for safety reasons

A snooker club in Glasgow's south side is to be demolished after suffering a roof collapse on Thursday night.

Building control officers decided that The Q Club, in Victoria Road, should be taken down on safety grounds after assessing the damage.

Specialist machinery is being brought in from Ayrshire and work is expected to get under way on Friday.

Part of the road remains closed and some flats in front of the club have been evacuated.

A spokeswoman for Glasgow City Council said: "Safety is paramount. Residents evacuated from flats in front of The Q Club can not be allowed to return to their properties until the demolition is complete and their homes deemed safe.

"Victoria Road will also remain closed between Calder Street and Cuthbertson Street while the work takes place, as will Kingarth Street between Victoria Road and Pollokshaws Road. Diversions are in place."

No-one was in the snooker club at the time of the roof collapse and there were no casualties.

Emergency services were called to the scene on Thursday at about 18:00.

Gas and electricity workers were also called in.

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