CITY planners have agreed that a disused 12-storey office block in Glasgow City Centre can be turned into a four-star hotel.
Planning permission has been given for Pegasus House, at the corner of West George Street and Holland Street, to become a Sandman Signature hotel with 179 bedrooms.
How the development is expected to look
Sandman Hotel Group opened their first location in Canada 50 years ago and have more than 50 locations globally.
The project, by Northland Properties, will include a first floor extension. There will be a bar/restaurant and gym.
A statement submitted with the planning application explained: “The development will continue the regeneration of this part of Glasgow’s Central Business District by creating an active frontage and promoting further pedestrian footfall around Holland Street and West George Street.
“The proposals have been designed to make best use of the existing structure whilst complementing the character of the surrounding area.”
A previous application to use the building for student accommodation was withdrawn.
Conversion into a hotel of another City Centre building — Wellington House, at the corner of Wellington Street and Bath Street — was approved last month.