THE owner of the Clutha bar in Glasgow has revealed plans to re-develop the historic pub and build a multi-million pound arts complex.

Alan Crossan, 70, discussed the revamp ahead of the 10-year anniversary of the disaster which resulted in the death of 10 people after a helicopter crashed into the building on November 29 2013.

The pub landlord has revealed he is now seeking investors to create a new multi-million pound pub, theatre, arts venue, serviced apartments and memorial to those that died in the disaster on the site.

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He plans to keep the name of the Clutha and incorporate elements of the existing property into the new development.

Speaking to STV, he explained: “I want to make sure there is always a Clutha here and this is the only way I can do that. It’s the people that make the Clutha, it doesn’t matter about the bricks and mortar, it’s the people.

The National:

“It’s one of the prime sites in Glasgow and one of the most important according to the council. It’s known worldwide.

“What we are trying to create is a music, arts and drama hub. There will be a prominent memorial for those who died.”