AN EMPTY building in Glasgow could be transformed into student accommodation.

The property at 914 Maryhill Road currently consists of a vacant retail unit on the ground floor and empty flats on the first floor. 

An application has been lodged to freshen up the retail unit, increase the height of the building by adding an additional storey and erecting a three-storey extension to the rear.

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A new roof and windows will be installed, as well as a new main entrance door for access to the student accommodation. 

Under new floor plans, the ground floor will include the extended retail unit, and a separate hallway and laundry room for students. 

The first and second floors will consist of six bedrooms each, all fitted out with an en-suite. A shared kitchen/dining/living area will also be built on each floor as well as a protected lobby area.

Undercover secure bicycle storage will also be provided.

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If plans are approved, Castle Residential will manage the student accommodation.

In a statement within the planning documents, it states: "Every student must complete an ‘Application for Accommodation’ form in which the applicant confirms he or she will be attending a specified university and also supply their university reference number.

"Any anti-social behaviour/noise during the day is managed by site staff through direct action with the students involved and where appropriate, for disruptive behaviour that causes damage or offence to others, Castle Residential operate a series of financial penalties.

"In extreme circumstances or constant repeat incidents, Castle Residential will take action to terminate the tenancy.

"Noise control from the property or other anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated and the local community will have access to Castle Residential staff out of hours contact numbers and always have the option to seek the assistance of police."

A member of staff will be on-site daily to deal with tenant’s issues and to monitor the facility.

Meanwhile, a comprehensive system of CCTV will be installed with full night vision capability.

Glasgow City Council is expected to accept or refuse the plans by February 16. The last date for public comment is February 7.