Sandy and James Easdale, the owners of McGills Buses, have submitted plans to Glasgow City Council for the redevelopment of the Watt Brothers store which they bought following its administration in 2019.
The brothers plan to turn the art-deco style building into a 125-room boutique hotel.
Architect Douglas McConville of Silverfern Consultancy has drawn up plans for the 80,000 sq ft listed building, which dates back to 1914.
Sandy Easdale said, “We wanted a classy design that would maximise the use of the huge site but would not compromise the unique character of the original building.
“The building benefits from brilliant art deco features and this will play a part in its rejuvenation.”
James Easdale added, “We are also acutely aware of the strategic shortage of hotel room supply in Glasgow and we feel this is a stepping stone on the way to restoring Glasgow to the great shopping and leisure centres like Edinburgh and other great English cities.”