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G1 leisure group to set up new office in former BBC Scotland HQ

By Hamish Mackay

November 17, 2011 | 1 min read

The former BBC Scotland HQ in Queen Margaret Drive in Glasgow is to be redeveloped as the head office for the G1 leisure group.

The sale of the landmark building in Queen Margaret Drive has been agreed for an undisclosed sum after rumours circulated about the company's interest in June.

BBC Scotland left the premises, which it had occupied since 1936, four years ago to move to Pacific Quay on the south side of the River Clyde.

It is understood that the BBC sold the building to developers for £18million.

G1 is the leisure, nightclub, restaurant and casino empire built up over 20 years by Stefan King.

After recent rapid expansion, it is moving 100 headquarters staff from Glasgow's Merchant City to the former BBC building in the city's west end.

Most of the former BBC site at Queen Margaret Drive HQ was demolished but the original building was retained.

The large neighbouring gap site remains for further re-development.

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