THE future of the Bellgrove Hotel building in the East End has yet to be decided.

The last residents were moved out last week and the landmark Gallowgate building boarded up.

The new owners said they will consult with local people before deciding how to proceed with redevelopment of the site.

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They say a number of options for the site will be looked at.

The building is B-listed which means it is considered to be of special architectural or historic interest and is a major example of a particular period, style or building type.

The Bellgrove Hotel was built in the 1930s in an art deco style and is believed to be a significant example of this style in the city. 

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The hotel initially was used to house working men, many who had migrated to the city for work. 

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In its later years, however it was used by the owners to house homeless men with alcohol and drug addiction issues.

The owners raked in millions of pounds in housing benefit over many years while the conditions men were living in were described as “squalor” and “Dickensian”.

Glasgow Times: The hotel's dinning room The hotel's dinning room

The hotel which housed men, otherwise homeless, many living with alcohol addiction, was sold to Wheatley Group after a deal to buy it was struck by the council earlier this year.

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The site will be used for housing but the exact details have yet to be confirmed.

It is expected that it will be used for mid-market rented flats by Wheatley Group’s subsidiary Lowther Homes.

But the organisation said that would be decided after talks with the community and the council, who put up the cash to buy the hotel.

Glasgow Times: The TV room The TV room

Demolition is one option and a new build development put on the site or the B  listed building could be maintained and refurbished and turned into flats.

The last of the 50 men who were staying in the hotel were moved into other accommodation last week.

A Wheatley Group spokesperson said: “The future use of the Bellgrove Hotel will be decided through working with the local community and partners, including Glasgow City Council and the Gallowgate Transformation Regeneration Areas, where a number of options will be considered.

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“The site will then form part of the next phase of the regeneration of the Gallowgate, driven by Transforming Communities: Glasgow and by local people through a delivery group, with Lowther developing plans for mid-market rent homes as part of that.”

Wheatley has previously demolished the Bluevale and Whitevale multi storey flats in the Gallowgate area as part of the wider plans for the east end and has built more than 200 new build homes in the area under the Transformational Regeneration Area.