Plans for a 6,000-capacity concert hall in Dundee have been revealed.
The ambitious proposal would see the Mecca Bingo in the Nethergate transformed into Scotland’s fourth-largest concert venue.
It would have an all-seated capacity of 4,775 over three tiers that could be expanded to 6,375 by incorporating standing room on the ground floor.
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Glasgow-based architects Wilson+Gunn created the designs as part of a feasibility study commissioned by the property developers who own the building.
The study states the roof of the building could be removed to extend it upwards, with the Nethergate entrance extensively restructured to include a restaurant or café. The rear of the building, on Yeaman Shore, would also be remodelled to create an entrance.
Internally, the building would have 102 underground car parking spaces.
The ground floor would contain the auditorium, a bar, toilets and ticket office.
There would be further bars and balcony spectator seating on the first floor, while the second floor would have a corporate dining area and upper deck seating.
Architect Kenny Stephen said: “We were commissioned to do a feasibility study to see how a 5,000 to 6,000-capacity venue could be realised.”
Mr Stephen said redeveloping the Mecca Bingo building would be cheaper than building a new concert hall from the ground up.
He said: “It makes more sense than building from scratch.
“Bingo seems to be in decline, with more people playing online, so it may be another use for the building.”