The 39-storey Elphinstone Place in Glasgow will be 9m higher than Scotland’s tallest building.

lans for Scotland's tallest building, a 39-storey tower in Glasgow, received detailed planning permission this week.

The 134-metre high £100m Elphinstone Place scheme, which will include offices, flats and shops, will be nine metres higher than Scotland's current tallest building - the tower at the Glasgow Science Centre.

Developed by Glasgow-based firm Elphinstone and designed by Scottish practice Cooper Cromar, the project includes 202 flats, 20,000m2 of office and retail space and leisure facilities on the site of the former Strathclyde regional council offices in India Street.

Elphinstone chief executive Ken Ross said: "The project team have created a world-class design and a building which we believe will make Glasgow proud. It will transform and revitalise an important area of the city."

Demolition on the site is due to begin next year ahead of construction starting in 206. The project is due for completion by 2008. The project team also includes Qs and project manager Cyril Sweett, structural engineer Arup Scotland, services engineer DSSR, traffic engineer Dougall Baillie Associates, acoustic consultant Castella Stanger and planning and environmental consultant McInally Associates.