PLANS for a hotel development at a prominent gap site between historic Glasgow City Centre buildings have been approved.
Developer HMH One Clyde has been given planning permission for an £18million proposal which involves a large new-build element and conversion of B-listed premises at Broomielaw and Oswald Street. The whole complex will have 123 bedrooms.
The application was given the go-ahead by city planners.
At the time the application was submitted last summer, Alec Knowles, director at HMH One Clyde, said: “There are many vacant plots and brownfield sites along the Clyde. Such sites must be reclaimed as viable pieces of urban fabric to prevent unnecessary expansion and achieve Glasgow’s long-term aspirations for a high-quality built environment.
“Redevelopment of this prominent corner site will fill a long vacant brownfield gap and contribute to the revitalisation of the Clyde waterfront.
“Glasgow is anticipating a rise in demand for dedicated short-stay accommodation with increased activity forecast in both the tourism/ leisure and business conferencing sectors, which this development will directly address.”
A separate application was submitted last month seeking to demolish a neighbouring mid-19th century building on Oswald Street, also to make way for a hotel.