The former home of three sister dailies is set to be converted into a Job Centre if plans are given the green light.
The titles are now based at Fullarton Drive around seven miles away off, Junction 2A of the M74.
The planning application states: “The proposed change of use is part of a strategic central Government response to address the employment and economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The proposed job centre will be one of a large network of new facilities across the UK which the national Government are supporting to assist in enhancing employment opportunities.
“The use will assist in the vibrancy and economic development of the centre and the wider area, as envisaged in the vision and objectives for the City Centre.
“The existing office building is located within a well-established business location centre and is therefore already close to existing development and well-related to the built form of the city centre
“The new use will maintain footfall and reasons to visit the centre, with a potential for sustainable linked trips to other retail and service uses in the centre.”