GLASGOW'S former Sauchiehall Street Marks and Spencer store could be used to house around 500 students in the city, according to updated plans. 

Views are now being sought on the student housing and retail complex, as well as recreating the former arcade and providing a public bath linking Sauchiehall Street and Renfrew Street.

The recreation of the former Wellington Arcade will provide a publicly accessibly connection.

The upper levels of 172 Sauchiehall Street would include a "spacious" rooftop terrace and garden, with the developers and operators Fusion Students aiming to create “student-hotel life” concept.

Commercial units will fill the ground floor to "maintain activity at street level". 

M&S had occupied the unit since the 1930s before the retailer shut down the location in April last year.

Members of the public have been invited to join an in-person consultation session on March 23 at the Maldron Hotel between 2.30pm and 7pm.

An online session will take place between 3pm and 7pm on March 28 on the development's website.

A spokesperson for Fusion Students said: “We are delighted to be bringing forward updated proposals to the local community as part of our ongoing consultation process.

“Through the delivery of quality accommodation, carefully thought-out public realm spaces and commercial units, we remain confident that the proposals would enhance this historic street in Glasgow’s City Centre, while also serving to address the shortage of PBSA beds for the city’s student population.

“We look forward to welcoming members of the local community and interested parties in the coming weeks and hearing their thoughts on the updated proposals.