PLANNERS have agreed that a former warehouse in central Glasgow can become a travel hostel.
Apexx Investments Ltd has been given permission by the city council to turn parts of the building in Warroch Street into a 66-bedspace facility, to be known as Finnieston Hostel.
Major mixed-use, residential-led development is proposed for surrounding vacant land between the Clydeside Expressway and the Broomielaw.
A statement submitted with the planning application explained: “It will be a good quality offering with a contemporary, lean and competitive business model based on successful operations across the UK.
“The bespoke sleeping accommodation will be supported by ensuite shower and WC facilities, with on-site storage, a laundrette, a small wellness sauna suite, and self-service basic food services.”
It would be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with controlled entry and security fobs. There would be 10 staff, including part-time posts.
Improvements would be made to the exterior of the building. The last known use was as a day nursery and office.
Open ground to the east has been leased from the council for amenity use by the applicant.