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Plans afoot for new 15-bed boutique in Glasgow to bring region a boost

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Plans have been submitted to transform a 200-year-old building in Glasgow into a new 15-bedroom boutique hotel.

Developers Core Associates have sent in proposals to Glasgow City Council on behalf of Jim Mackie to convert the Jacobean Building in a bid to recreate ‘renewed interest’ in Virginia Street in the city.

A statement said: “The hotel use in this location will add to the variety of available accommodation in this part of the city and enhance the use and accessibility of a Category A Listed building that is important to the history of Glasgow.

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“Increased tourist footfall to and from the site can only contribute positively to the economic development of the city.”

The Jacobean Building was built more than two centuries ago in 1817.

It was constructed alongside the Virginia Buildings next door.

Glasgow Heritage describes the buildings as “important surviving examples of commercial street architecture”.

The building was originally sugar merchants exchange and then a girls’ school.

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