Plans have been lodged to knock down a vacant Aberdeen social club to make more parking space for a major car dealer.
Arnold Clark has already been granted a building warrant to demolish Aberdeen Transport Club in the city’s Canal Road.
But the motor group now has lodged a planning application to build a car park, wash bay and fuelling station on the site, which is next door to its car and rental business.
In a document submitted to the city council, the firm described the former social club and bowling green as being in “disrepair”.
The planning statement said: “The main building and shed structures which are in disrepair are to be demolished.
“The site will then be levelled and new surfacing formed.”
Arnold Clark then wants to build a ramp to allow access between the two sites.
If approved, the plans would add around 90 parking spaces for commercial use.
The club closed earlier this year but used to be a popular party venue.
Councillor Sandra Macdonald, who represents the George Street and Harbour area, said: “It’s the end of an era. I know it will be missed by many.
“But I’m pleased, seeing as it’s no longer in use, that it’s going to be demolished because it’s starting to look worse for wear and could be a target for vandalism.
“There will be lots of fond memories of that particular institution for many Aberdonians.”