WORK to knock down a dilapidated historic building in Glasgow is underway.
City planners agreed in December 2018 that the premises at 141 West Regent Street, on the corner with West Campbell Street, could be demolished and replaced with a development of serviced apartments.
The 50-bed aparthotel will have eight floors, including basement. There will be a self-contained food and drink unit on the West Campbell Street side.
Planners said that it was acceptable to demolish the entire existing structure — which was built around 1830 — as it had been shown to be in a condition beyond repair.
Their report stated: “Due to the internal condition of the building, there are no historic features remaining and therefore there is little concern that historic fabric will be lost.
“This is a position which has also been accepted by Historic Environment Scotland within their formal consultation response.”