WORK is now complete on a B-listed building which is seen by thousands of motorists every day.

The former Scottish Co-operative warehouse, which was built in 1933, sits beside the prominent Co-operative House next to the Kingston Bridge on the south side of the Clyde.

In 1999 it was converted into 60 flats and four commercial units but a survey found it was at risk of deteriorating rapidly if the 100-year-old roof was not completely replaced at a cost of more than £1.1million.

Building factors Speirs Gumley successfully applied for an emergency grant of £576,000 from the city council with the balance paid by home and business owners.

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Repair work began in August last year and as well as replacing the roof, improvements were also made to the underground car park and stairwells and the facade of the building was refurbished.

The newly restored building was ready in time to host Local Government and Housing Minister Kevin Stewart when he launched Under One Roof, a new free website designed to help private flat owners with the complex task of carrying out shared repairs.

The building was chosen as a venue because it is an example of what can be achieved when owners, property managers and local authorities work together.

George Redmond, the city council's jobs and investment spokesman, said: "It is great to see the restoration of this splendid building, another symbol of the regeneration of Tradeston and an enterprise that all involved should be proud of.

"I am delighted the council supported this project, which saved an important part of Glasgow's built heritage for future generations."

Lorraine MacDonald, owner of Speirs Gumley, said: "In my entire property management career I have never seen anything like the dedication and determination of the owner focus group to raise the money needed to save the beautiful building from deterioration."

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Iain Thomson, a member of the focus group, said: "I am over the moon that the works to our historic building are complete and also with how fantastic the building looks.

"Everyone involved has done a tremendous job and it is lovely to know the future of the building has been secured for many years to come because it is not just our home but also a very important part of Glasgow's architectural history."