A planning application to extend a major hotel in Glasgow’s East End has been submitted to Glasgow City Council.

Walsingham Planning has been instructed by the Premier Inn Glasgow East Hotel Calderpark Terrace to submit proposals that would provide 20 new bedrooms to the building.

The new rooms would be developed in a free-standing annex with a corridor that connects them to the original building. 

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Proposals also include a breakfast room, which would provide further food options for customers after several of the guest bedrooms have been converted. 

In its application to the council, the agents working on behalf of the Premier Inn, state that there is “considerable demand” for budget hotel accommodation in the area and the proposal for additional bedrooms and an adjusted restaurant proposition would meet the hotel’s operational requirements.

The site already has 68 bedrooms and includes an associated Beefeater restaurant, both operated by Whitbread a hospitality business company. 

There are car parking spaces for 146 vehicles, including seven disabled bays, for customers using the hotel and restaurant.

New plans would see a 20-bedroom extension to the existing hotel, resulting in a total of 88 bedrooms and 110 car parking spaces after development. 

Walsingham Planning believes that the application is in line with the National Framework Policy to promote and facilitate the reuse of brownfield, vacant, and derelict land as well as empty buildings to try and reduce the need for greenfield developments.

The Premier Inn also states that a stand alone site would not be viable in a comparable location due to its location near the city centre and the proposal will be advantageous to the city’s tourism industry. 

The application has been submitted and a decision will be made by the planning department in due course.