The property has lain vacant since the Supporters Club moved out when their lease ended in January 2011. The council’s Housing and Community Safety Policy Board will decide on Tuesday 11th March whether or not to declare the property surplus to requirements and to authorise the Director of Housing and Development Services to market the property for sale.
However the report highlights that there has been a keen interest in the site by two parties and it is hoped that a sale could be concluded quickly.
Councillor Kenny MacLaren said:
“The St Mirren Supporters Club used this property for over 40 years.
I remember one of my first public meetings as a councillor was at a Tenants and Residents’ Association in the Club but it was hard to take note of the meeting when there were so many photos of St Mirren greats gracing the walls of the room.
George Adam MSP added:
“It is sad to see the old club lying empty for so long. I had hoped that the council would find a use for a building that has so many memories for Saints’ fans. I remember there were many supporters that used the club as a meeting point for away buses which included Young Supporters buses. In fact some of those Young Supporters are now organising their own buses for making match trips around the country.
“I hope that minds at the council are focused on trying to find the best option for the building and ensuring a use for the building which has been used as a community facility by so many in the past.”