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REVISED Plan Submitted For Serviced Apartments At Historic City Centre Building

A SECOND attempt is being made to turn empty B-listed Glasgow City Centre premises into serviced apartments.

Fourteen one-bedroom apartments are proposed for upper floors at 125 Douglas Street, below left, near Sauchiehall Street, which was built in 1845.

A previous application for 15 apartments was refused by Glasgow City Council last year.

The revised plan by Gosal Properties aims to address the council’s concerns by reducing the number of apartments and carrying out the conversion without losing any of the internal walls.

A management plan has also been submitted and alternative waste disposal arrangements have been devised.

A statement submitted by Bennett Developments and Consulting explained: “The proposed development will see the re‐cycling of this vacant office building into quality serviced apartments. In addition, the proposed new use will ensure that this fine example of Georgian architecture is protected and nurtured.

“The design and layout of the apartments has been sympathetically addressed to retain and respect the room layout and spaces, ensuring that the quality of the original layout is retained, in particular the front apartments where the elegant front elevation establishes the heritage of the building.

“The management regime which is proposed, is a tried and tested one within the company’s other properties within the city and is aimed at maintaining quality accommodation through a robust programme of servicing, cleaning and maintenance ensuring that the visitor has an enjoyable experience while visiting the city.”

The new proposal is pending assessment by city officials.