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£100m conversion of college buildings

Charles Oakley building

Charles Oakley building

Two of Glasgow’s post-war college buildings are to get new roles under a £100 million conversion plan.

The Metropolitan Tower, known as the College of Building and Printing, will become the 640-bed Glasgow Metropolitan Hotel.

The Charles Oakley Building will be converted to serviced student accommodation with a new building at the rear, providing 400 rooms. Plans will be submitted after a public consultation ends on 8 August.

Kieran Leahy, director of developer Study Inn said this is the company’s first project in Scotland.

He said: “These projects would not work in every city, but Glasgow has the special combination of characteristics which make it attractive and we are very pleased to have the opportunity to make this significant investment for the Study Inn Group.”

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