Scotland business

De Vere Group's Glasgow resort plans hit by delay

Brownfield site at Pacific Quay
Image caption The site at Pacific Quay has been cleared but work has yet to begin on the hotel and leisure complex

Plans for a major hotel and leisure complex in Glasgow have been put on hold.

De Vere Group had hoped to start building a £20m "village urban resort" at Pacific Quay in May.

But the company has now said work on the 120-bedroom hotel and leisure centre will not start until the new year.

It added the project had been delayed because it was "still awaiting certain permits".

De Vere said in April that it hoped to complete the resort well ahead of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

It has not confirmed whether it would still be able to meet that deadline.

'Unforeseen delay'

In a statement, De Vere said: "Unfortunately the hotel is still awaiting certain permits that prevent construction from commencing.

"This delay was unforeseen and has taken longer than initially expected.

"However De Vere remains confident that construction will begin early in the new year."

The development is one of three hotels De Vere is planning to open in Scotland under its "village urban resort" brand.

The others are in Aberdeen and Edinburgh.

Meanwhile, Premier Inn has confirmed that construction of an £11m 180-bedroom hotel at Pacific Quay is progressing according to schedule.

Premier Inn, which is owned by Whitbread, started building work in May after acquiring a 2.9 acre site next to BBC Scotland's base on the south bank of the River Clyde.

It is expected to be completed in late spring 2014, with the hotel slated to open in June.

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