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APARTHOTEL Plan Would Mean Demolition Of City Centre Bar And Shops

A GLASGOW city centre pub, a disused bank plus shops could be knocked down to make way for a mixed-use development including a 12-storey aparthotel.

A planning application for a 157-bedroom aparthotel, a pub and two other food and drink outlets at ground floor level has been submitted for the corner of Trongate and Hutcheson Street by owners Caledon Property Group.

How the development is expected to look (Mosaic Architecture and Design)

The buildings that would be demolished currently house the Oriental Bar — which is still trading but in the control of the applicant — and three shop units. The upper floors, which used to be a bank, have been empty for some years.

The hotel’s reception, restaurant and bar areas would be at seventh floor level along with a roof terrace.
The proposal is pending consideration by planners.