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Council confirms details of sale of Merchant City site for hotel development

Published: 08 September 2016

Glasgow City Council's Executive Committee today (8 September) approved the details of the sale of the site at 69-97 Ingram Street - currently an NCP car park - to Merchant Hotel Glasgow Limited for the development of a hotel in the Merchant City.

The proposed hotel will be of high quality, with almost 400 bedrooms, two restaurants, two entrances, a bar and coffee shop built on a site of 0.62 acres.  A key aim of the proposal is the creation of a building that acts as a focal point for the Merchant City, attracting both hotel guests and visitors to the area.

Merchant Hotel Glasgow Limited will pay Glasgow City Council - the owner of the site - a single payment of £6.75million on the date of entry.

Councillor Frank McAveety, Leader of Glasgow City Council, said: "The Merchant City is already a fantastically successful attraction in Glasgow, and the development of a high quality hotel such as one proposed for Ingram Street could help to take the area to another level.  Buildings such as this can play a key role in Glasgow's day and night-time economies."  

Published: 08 September 2016

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