Former Greaves store on Sauchiehall Street to be converted into an apartment hotel under new plans
The former home of Greaves Sports could be transformed into a hotel residence according to new plans.
The developers are looking at the four-story store on Sauchiehall Street which sits next to the former Victoria’s nightclub before it was destroyed by fire.
The store closed in 2017 due to a lack of commerce after being part of the Greaves family business since 1960.
The building was not damaged by the Sauchiehall Street fire which was “probably caused by an electrical fault” in the attic above Holland & Barrett and resulted in the demolition of two neighboring buildings.
Lauder Bar, on the ground floor of 82 Sauchiehall Street, was forced to close for more than a year following the fire, but reopened its new renovated bar in 2019.
Under the new plans, a hotel with ‘generous’ sized rooms with kitchen facilities will be created inside the existing building, but a fifth floor will be created for additional space.
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A planning statement explains that a shift in use from retail to leisure and hospitality is in response to the harsh conditions faced by the retail sector in city centers.
The developers say they are looking to “secure the long-term future of the class B listed building” which is said to be in poor condition.
The historic fabric of the building will be preserved, but a “complete regeneration” of the interior space will not be undertaken.
The plans must be presented to Glasgow City Council.