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MAJOR Hotel-Led Proposal Being Looked At For Prominent City Centre Office Site

A DEVELOPER is drawing up plans to demolish a Glasgow City Centre office block and build a large “high-quality” hotel.

Artisan Real Estate has acquired premises on St Vincent Street at Pitt Street, beside the B-listed St Columba Gaelic Church

It is anticipated that an application will be submitted seeking planning permission for a 200 to 250-bed hotel across “a family of buildings”
with potential for other uses including retail, food and drink, business and residential.

A document drawn up as part of the preliminary planning process states: “Initial proposals include buildings ranging in height, albeit design matters continue to be subject of pre-application discussions with the planning authority and key stakeholders.

“This development provides an opportunity to demolish an office building which is detracting from the townscape.

“The design of the new buildings will emerge following considerable heritage and townscape analysis. The proposal will pay due regard to the existing townscape within the immediate and wider context.”

It continues: “As a responsible developer, Artisan are seeking to demolish a building which adds little to its environs and replace it with a high-quality hotel scheme. In doing so, Artisan will re-use a site to make a valuable contribution to the locale.”