More than 50 people visited The Lighthouse on Friday to take part in an event, arranged by the Alexander Thomson Society, to “kickstart producti

CAMPAIGNERS fighting for the future of a Glasgow masterpiece would like the owner to sell up to allow repairs to begin.

The rundown Egyptian Halls on Union Street – by architect Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson’ – has been lying empty for decades.

More than 50 people, including heritage professionals, visited The Lighthouse on Friday to take part in an event, arranged by the Alexander Thomson Society, to “kickstart productive discussions”.

Europa Nostra, a pan-Europan heritage organisation, has shortlisted the building for its seven ‘Most Endangered’ programme, a campaign to raise awareness and push for repairs to at-risk monuments.

The upper floors and ground floor are owned by separate companies – Union Street Developments and Union Street Properties – both run by Dundee businessman Derek Souter, alongside his brother Duncan and Kelvin Kerr.

The Thomson Society is hopeful this campaign will lead to action, and understands the Egyptian Halls’ owners could be willing to sell.

Derek Souter confirmed later that they are open to selling the building.

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