HISTORIC A-listed Custom House will be the centre of a new hotel and leisure development in Glasgow city centre.

Designs have been lodged with Glasgow City Council for the £90m redevelopment of the A-listed sandstone building at Dixon Street.

It will include a 294-bed hotel, a 164-bed aparthotel and restaurants and pubs, and should be finished by mid-2020.

It the 2,700 square metre would link up Buchanan Street to the River Clyde and bring considerable trade to the quieter and more dilapidated area.

Planners CBRE are handling the planning process for Isle of Man-based Artisan Real Estate Investment.

Teri Porter, director in CBRE’s Planning and Development team, said: “It’s exciting to be involved in such a significant development for the city.

“This is a chance to bring the waterfront area back to its former glory having been vacant for so long.

“It’s been a huge achievement by the whole team to get to this milestone and we look forward to the outcome of the planning decision.”

Custom House was built in 1840 and  housed officials who collected duties on imports and exports at the harbour and held registers of ships.

The Glasgow Story said it was “described as neat, Greek and Doric” and subsequently acquired for the Procurator Fiscal’s office”.

The redevelopment spans 2,700 sq metres and includes the adjacent tenement buildings.

The B-listed building straddling Clyde Street and Dixon Street was just demolished after being ravaged by fire in 2013.

Glasgow-based Sheppard Robson is the appointed architect and has a vast portfolio of huge projects from London to Abu Dhabi.

The project is the latest in a string of waterfront redevelopments in the process of being approved.

Buchanan Wharf just across the river in Tradeston could be one of the city’s biggest ever developments.

Not far along the river, a new shopping, cinema and leisure complex at Glasgow Harbour is in the works.

Custom House permission will likely by granted from the council by the end of the year, if not sooner.

A statement from CBRE added: “The proposed development will bring back into active use the majority of a city block which has remained vacant and unused for the previous ten years.

“It will serve to regenerate the site while preserving, respecting and enhancing the iconic Custom House.”