Historic Glasgow buildings set for serviced apartment conversion

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UK: Plans have been submitted for the conversion of the upper floors of three historic buildings in Glasgow city centre into 74 serviced apartments.

Change-of-use and listed building permission is being sought in relation to the Category B and C Listed former Cleland Testimonial building, George Hotel and Commercial Hotel buildings on the corner of Bath Street, Buchanan Street and Sauchiehall Street.

A design document submitted with the application said: “The proposals will convert the upper floors which are currently vacant retail and restaurant space to an exciting new business offering 74 serviced apartments. The property will operate much like a hotel; the main difference being that small kitchen and dining areas are provided within the apartments so that guests can treat the apartments effectively as self-catering type accommodation while visiting the city.”

The apartments would be arranged around the perimeter of the building on the upper levels. Changes to the heritage or listed parts of the property would be minimal and limited to opening up an original entrance on Bath Street to provide access. The application is pending assessment by city planners.

Last month another planning application for an aparthotel conversion on Sauchiehall Street was submitted, this time relating to the former Greaves department store.

 

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