PLANS have been put forward to transform a former care home building into "serviced apartments" - with a sauna and gym. 

In 2018, nearly 6000 people backed a petition to save Barchester Alexandra Court Nursing Home in Carntyne. 

At the time, the Edinburgh Road facility housed 53 vulnerable residents with various conditions, including dementia.

Following a strategic review by the owners, it was agreed that the premises no longer met the portfolio profile requirements of Barchester, the owning company, which was focusing on alternative care markets. 

Families of residents fought to prevent the closure but were unsuccessful. 

Plans have now been submitted to the council to change the use of the building, which has lain empty for more than three years, to serviced apartments.

A total of 58 rooms are proposed - each containing a bathroom, kitchen with washing machine and fridge, storage, TV and wifi. 

Information packs with information about the complex and local/other tourist information are also detailed in the plans.

Meanwhile, guests will also benefit from break-out areas, coffee points, a gym, a TV room, a sauna, a dining room, a laundry room and on-site parking.

And a live-in concierge will provide a 24/7 service to guests, who will be permitted to stay for up to 90 days.

There will be no alteration to the existing external building. 

In a design statement, it reads: "In order to ensure a secure and private reservation service, all bookings will be online, and all rooms will only be accessible by codes, which will be supplied when booking,

"Both the main entrance door and the individual rooms will only be accessible by code, and these will be available on confirmation of a booking."

Glasgow City Council is expected to make a decision on the plans by February 18.