One of the most eye-catching buildings in Glasgow's skyline is set to be refurbished.

The landmark, which forms part of the former City of Glasgow College buildings, has become an icon for the city since being covered in the 'People Make Glasgow' slogan.

Known as the Met Tower, the building is set to be refurbished and turned into office spaces and serviced apartments.

New owners Osborne+Co have said the development is expected to generate hundreds of jobs for the construction industry and, once complete, accommodate up to 1,200 employees.

The company is also behind the 283,000 sq ft office scheme on Argyle Street, which represents a £95m investment to revitalise a site that has lain vacant for 20 years

Will Hean, Development Director, Osborne+Co, said: “This acquisition will allow us to capitalise on Glasgow’s current supply demand imbalance, with the market currently characterised by a dearth of flexible Grade A office space and significant pent-up occupier demand. We are very excited by this opportunity and look forward to refurbishing such an iconic building within central Glasgow and continuing Osborne’s investment into the city.

“We will work with the council, Historic Environment Scotland and the wider city community to deliver a refurbishment that the city will be proud of and which will attract major inward investment.”

Fares Samara, Vice Principal of Infrastructure at City of Glasgow College, added: "

“We're delighted that our super campus strategy continues to positively deliver for Glasgow. Our much loved former college buildings on North Hanover Street are iconic in the city. We look forward to seeing the sympathetic restoration bringing them a new lease of life and the improvements the change will bring for both the local community and those visiting our city.

“Osborne+Co’s ambitious plans are very impressive and importantly the new development will also result in the creation of jobs which are vital to the local and national economy."