The opening of a new city centre hotel with rooftop bar and restaurant has moved one step closer. 

Demolition plans have been submitted to Glasgow City Council for the site at 8 Dixon Street, near St Enoch Place.

The existing building, which has been closed off by developers, will be replaced by a 20-floor skyscraper which will transform the city's skyline. 

Glasgow Times:

Plans for the site were first submitted in 2016, and approved the year after by Glasgow City Council. 

Demolition arrangements are now being considered by the council after being submitted last week by Young And Gault Architects on behalf of Clyde Dixon Land & Property Ltd AND Citihome Glasgow Ltd

Glasgow Times:

Writing in 2016, developers said: "Clyde Dixon Land and Property Ltd proposes to submit a detailed planning application for erection of a mixed use development; comprising hotel accommodation above, with retail opportunity below.

"New areas of public realm will be generated by the building at ground and rooftop level, providing an animated streetscape and iconic view over the river Clyde.

"The proposed development responds to the surrounding urban townscape in character and scale with reference to the historic massing of Glasgow's City Centre.

"Not only does the building respond to the wider cityscape in terms of scale, but it is contextually responsive to its immediate surroundings following city datum lines.

Glasgow Times:

"A new 17 storey mixed-use development is proposed with; an activated ground floor and mezzanine offering local amenity opportunity, 14 floors of hotel accommodation, and a contribution to public realm at roof level.

"The building will deliver approximately 500m² of retail space onto Clyde Street and Dixon Street, animating the waterfront and the continuing the retail strip of Buchanan Street.

"The development will attract higher footfall and help remedy the disconnection between the city centre and the river.

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"In the context of an evolving urbanism that embraces high density buildings along the riverfront, the proposal will meet all the requirements for City's Tall Buildings Policy, providing an iconic installation to the Glasgow skyline."