Council building to be transformed into boutique hotel

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An office building which was previously in use by a local council looks set to be turned into a boutique hotel.

Boclair House in Bearsden, near Glasgow, has now been sold and developers are planning to turn the 19th century gothic property into a stylish hotel, complete with new homes either side.

Planning permission for the redevelopment of East Dunbartonshire’s former education offices was granted earlier in the year, before the property was sold.

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The building was constructed in 1890 and was placed on the market last year at prices around £1.5m by the council’s selling agent DM Hall.

Graeme Todd, from chartered surveyors DM Hall, told the Herald newspaper: “It has been a long process with a great many interested parties and a range of competing proposals, but I believe, ultimately, that the council has opted for the best possible option.”

Once complete, the new hotel will join the Manorview Hotel and Leisure Group which already operates six boutique hotels in Scotland.

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