Plans have been lodged for a B-listed hotel which was originally used to house working men who had migrated to Glasgow for work.

In later years the privately-run Bellgrove Hotel in the city's Gallowgate areas housed homeless men with drug and alcohol addictions.

Concerns steadily grew about the conditions the men were living in and it was likened to a "modern day poorhouse" by one politician.

The hotel was sold to Wheatley Group after a deal to buy it was struck by the council earlier this year and an initial, proposal of application for the site has now been lodged with the planning department.

It proposes a major development consisting of a conversion of the 'B' listed hotel into flats and a community centre or commercial space.

A new block will also be created with flats and houses at an adjacent site. Around 85 units will be provided in total, along with associated car parking.

Glasgow-based firm Collective Architecture Ltd are leading the project, who led the re-development of the Victoria Infirmary into housing.

The full planning application is expected to be lodged in December.

The Wheatley Group said previously that the future use of the Bellgrove Hotel would be decided through working with the local community and partners, including Glasgow City Council and the Gallowgate Transformation Regeneration Areas.

The building was owned by Ron Barr and Kenneth Gray, who reportedly bought he hotel for £65,000 in 1988.

The owners are estimated to have earned around £1.5m a year in housing benefit.

Previous reports found more than £800 a month was being paid to the owners for each of the men to live there but they shared shower facilities and most received no support for their addictions.