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Study Inn Proposes 400-bed Student Scheme

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Two iconic buildings in Glasgow could be transformed into a hotel and a 400-bed block of student accommodation.

The Metropolitan Tower, along with the Charles Oakley Building on Cathedral Street, will be developed as part of a £100 million project.

The tower will be converted into the Glasgow Metropolitan Hotel and will also include a new linked building fronting Cathedral Street.

Under the proposals, a total of 640 hotel rooms will be created with a further 20,000 sq ft made available for conference and meeting space, a bar, restaurant and ancillary retail space.

Under the scheme, the Charles Oakley Building will be turned into 400 student accommodation beds, completed with parkland space.

The development has been put forward by Study Inn and members of the public have until August 8 to submit their comments regarding the application.

It's estimated the project will create over 600 construction jobs as well as 250 permanent operational roles.

Study Inn are hoping the scheme will enhance the quarter of the city with provision of new open space, pathways through the developments and an improved street scene.

Commenting on the development, Study Inn director Kieran Leahy, said: "We are delighted that our first Scottish project is in Glasgow and gives us the opportunity to work with these two fantastic landmark projects.

"We know that tourism, commerce and education are all vital elements of the city's economy and these plans will make a positive contribution to all those sectors."