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Tallest tower 'worth 2,000 jobs'
Tallest tower artist impression
The landmark building will be completed in 2008
Scotland's tallest building will create 2,000 jobs when it is completed next year, its builders have announced.

The 120m project will see a 39-storey complex built on the site of the former Strathclyde Regional Council headquarters in Glasgow.

Developer Elphinstone revealed the jobs boost as they announced a tie-up with property specialists City Lofts Group.

The 134m tower will have a mixture of retail space, offices, a swimming pool and housing.

The site covers 1.4 acres on the corner of St Vincent Street and India Street in Glasgow's city centre and will include 208 luxury apartments and 171,000 sq ft of prestigious offices.

It will be built in the shape of a tear-drop, and will be 9m above the Glasgow Science Tower which is currently the tallest in the country.

The development, which has been given the name Elphinstone Place, will have more than 20,000 square metres of office and retail property.

It will also contain more than 200 luxury apartments, including four glass-fronted penthouse flats and a restaurant on the 34th floor.

Chairman and chief executive of Elphinstone, Ken Ross, said: "We are delighted to be working with City Lofts Group who bring specialised knowledge and experience of high-rise buildings to this flagship development in Glasgow.

"We look forward to creating a comprehensive landmark development that will regenerate the Charing Cross area of the city."


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