Work has begun on the construction of Scotland's largest hotel, which will form part of the regeneration of Candleriggs Square in Glasgow.
The Student hotel is part of the first phase of the £300m development programme, which is billed as a hybrid hospitality concept combining accommodation, co-living and co-working spaces with restaurants, bars, gyms, retail outlets and meetings and event spaces.
The 500-bedroom hotel is being developed by TSH, which has opened hotels in European cities including Amsterdam, Florence and Berlin.
TSH founder and chief executive Charlie McGregor said: "We are very pleased to be active partners of hugely collaborative effort to regenerate this magnificent part of the city centre. We hope this will provide the perfect entry for the Student hotel into the wider UK market and look forward to progressing our national development."
The hotel will mark the beginning of the development which will eventually include homes, offices, hotels, restaurants and local amenities with landscaped open spaces and accessible walkways.
Glasgow City Council leader Susan Aitken said: "Glasgow needs a city centre that is an attractive place to live, work, study, visit and invest – and the regeneration of Candleriggs Square can play an important role in delivering on all of those aims. The start of construction is very welcome, bringing new life to a key site that has lain vacant for a considerable time."