Concept drawing shows new M&S at heart of new-look Glenrothes town centre

© SuppliedAn artist's impression of the new layout.
An artist's impression of the new layout.

A new look for Glenrothes town centre has been unveiled by a property developer.

The site currently occupied by the CISWO social club in North Street is to be transformed to include a Marks & Spencer food hall, Tony Macaroni restaurant and Marston’s pub.

Under the plans, the CISWO will move to Fife Council’s former social work building on South Street, which will undergo a major refurbishment before the move in March next year.

Keith Davidson, director of Easy Living Developments, said if all goes to plan the new businesses will be open in time for the lead-up to Christmas 2017.

He said work at North Street cannot go ahead until the old council building is ready to accommodate the CISWO — after which the old CISWO will be demolished.

“Demolition and construction work on the North Street site would be completed in September next year, to allow Marks & Spencer and other tenants to do their fit-outs by November, so it is all up and running for the lead in to Christmas.”

Mr Davidson said plans for the pub are still being finalised, with a detailed planning application yet to be approved.

He added that the pub may look slightly different to the current graphic.

The new CISWO will feature a purpose-built auditorium and function rooms.

It is hoped the revamped social club will attract more darts competitions to Glenrothes.

The CISWO has already hosted the Six Nations Cup, which was broadcast on Eurosport,

David Nelson from the club said: “It will make a big difference to us. We’re hoping it will help attract more of the bigger darts tournaments.

“The only thing we are losing is the bowling green, so the green bowlers will have to go elsewhere.”

Bob Grant, who chairs Glenrothes Area Futures Group, welcomed the development.

He said: “At last we’ll have an evening social centre in the town.”