Glasgow building set for hotel conversion

UK: A listed building in Glasgow’s Merchant City is set for a boutique hotel conversion.

Developers have submitted plans for the B-listed building on the corner of Glassford and Wilson Street.

The building, which dates back to 1908, was previously used by restaurant Mamafubu but also includes a chef’s training school, licensed delicatessen and office space on the second, third, and fourth floors.

The planning application said: “This proposal will create a 31-bed hotel with a bar and reception area on the ground floor and a small kitchen area within the basement. The bar will be open to both customers and members of the public, with the kitchen providing food to the bar as well as room service.” The plans are due to go before Glasgow City Council.

Another historic building in the area is also set to be turned into a boutique hotel with a bar and restaurant. The 8500-square-foot property on Virginia Street dates back to 1760 – and was used as a headquarters for tobacco and sugar merchants before it became a girls’ school. The site is on sale to developers for offers over £1.33 million.

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