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Former home of three dailies to be converted into Job Centre

The former home of three sister dailies is set to be converted into a Job Centre if plans are given the green light.

Plans have been submitted to Glasgow City Council for the old Renfield Street offices of The Herald, Glasgow Times and The National, as well as The Herald on Sunday and Sunday National.

Newsquest Scotland left the building, pictured below, last year after negotiations for an extension of their lease broke down.

The titles are now based at Fullarton Drive around seven miles away off, Junction 2A of the M74.

Renfield Street, Glasgow

Renfield Street, Glasgow

According to Glasgow Live, the ground and first floor of the Renfield Street building is set to be used as a Job Centre facility providing employment advice to the public.

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.”