A 14-STOREY hotel is being proposed for a high-profile Glasgow City Centre site currently occupied by businesses including the Blue Lagoon chippy, O Sole Mio restaurant and the Iron Horse Bar.
City planners are being asked to approve complete demolition of the current building at 109 to 113 West Nile Street and 28 to 36 Bath Street.
The application has been made by George Capital which acquires and manages commercial properties outside London, “purchasing assets where they believe there is unrealised potential to be unlocked”.
No operator for the hotel is identified in the application documents. There would be retail use in part of the ground floor of the new building.
A statement submitted to planners explains: “While the existing buildings are currently occupied for retail/food and beverage use, the size, nature and appearance of the buildings do not meet the requirements of modern retailers and high quality food and beverage premises.
Nor are the premises suitable for office, residential or other city centre use.
“Demolition of the buildings will provide the opportunity to construct a new building providing modern and attractive accommodation built to the latest environmental and safety standards, which will enhance the street and it’s neighbours.”
The demolition proposal is pending assessment by planning officials.