A CITY pub which was forced to shut following fire damage last year has signalled a new opening date.

Lauders Bar, which is owned by the same team behind The Horseshoe Bar and the Auctioneers in the city, has been closed since March 2018 when the Sauchiehall Street fire happened.

Now the pub has confirmed on Facebook that building work is underway.

They have also created a Facebook event with an opening date of September 3.

In a post, Lauders said: "Amazing news - Lauders is now officially a building site.

"We will be re-opening very soon (date to follow). We will keep you updated on the progress but we are now on the home run.

"Look forward to seeing you all very soon."

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Mitchells and Butler, who own the venue, said it would cost more than £1million to rebuild it.

They had planned to reopen in November but setbacks pushed that date forward to March, August and now next month. 

The pub was one of the many businesses caught up in the aftermath of the Sauchiehall Street fire. 

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At the height of the blaze, more than 120 firefighters and 20 fire engines were sent to the city centre to fight the fire.

A cordon was set up following the fire after the council said the building which housed Victoria's Nightclub was unsafe and would have to be pulled down by its owners.

The cordon has since been removed and businesses have been returning to normality with fast food giants McDonald's and discount store Savers among those to resume trading.