PLANS have been submitted to the council which could see the Met Tower, one of Glasgow city centre's most prominent buildings, turned into offices.

Property development company Osborne+Co has requested permission to refurbish the tower, which is a former City of Glasgow College building.

The B-listed property on North Hanover Street, known for its large, pink 'People Make Glasgow' sign, would become office space while the proposal reveals an existing 'podium' building would be demolished.

It is set to be replaced with a 260-bed hotel which would link to the tower.

The application also asks the council to approve retail, restaurant and public house use on the site.
More details are set to be submitted to the council "shortly", a letter provided with the application adds.

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Osborne+Co acquired the building, through a joint venture with Scotsbridge Holdings, in January last year.

Director Will Hean said his company "recognise the Met Tower's significance to both the city's character and people".

"Undoubtedly, the city’s economy will face challenges over the coming weeks and months, but we are determined to underline our commitment to the city by progressing with the application and using the time we have now to ensure we are in a position to move forward when circumstances allow."

A viewing gallery and terrace overlooking George Square are also expected to be included in the development.

Osborne+Co says it will "defurbish" the space to create a "cultural-economic hub" accommodating up to 1200 staff. It believes the development will connect "work, life and play in the heart of the city, boosting the economy" and "bringing a major part of the city skyline back to life".

The "People Make Glasgow" brand was launched in 2013 to market the city.