Girvan bingo hall heading for auction sale

The old bingo hall as it stands today.
The old bingo hall as it stands today.

One of the worst eyesore buildings in Girvan is set to be put up for auction during a sale at a major Glasgow hotel next month.

The building at 89 Dalrymple Street in the town which was most recently in use several years ago as an Omega Bingo Hall has regularly come in for criticism from residents and visitors. The building has fallen into a state of disrepair and is home to pigeons and allegedly rats as well.

It will go under the hammer at the Radisson Blu Hotel in the city’s Argyle Street on Tuesday 4th August at 7.30pm.

Future Property Auctions are the auctioneers selling the building and have slapped a £48,000 asking price on the property which was also home to the town’s Vogue Cinema. The Gazette has led a campaign to try and get the building fixed and earlier this year enabled the council to track down the owner of the building who was asked to carry out repairs on it. However, it is understood that the owner has been advised to put the building up for sale, such is the scale of the repair job, despite reports they had hired a contractor to carry out works.

Girvan residents were left disappointed in 2012 when Scots comedian Craig Ferguson failed to complete a deal which would have seen the building reportedly turned into an arts centre.

If you can’t make the auction in person next month, you can submit an offer online http://www.futurepropertyauctions.co.uk/property_details.asp?id=73083 or contact their Glasgow office on 0141 632 6599 for more advice and information.