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Aedas draw up Charlotte House plans

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December 22 2011

Aedas draw up Charlotte House plans
Plans to transform Glasgow’s “dowdy” Charlotte House office block into a 171 Travelodge hotel, restaurant and bar have been lodged by architectural firm Aedas.

The project will maintain the existing form of a drab 60s block on Glasgow’s Queen Street by replacing concrete cladding panels with a mix of white and dark grey Kingspan panels and metal ‘fin’ overcladding.

Blue lighting will highlight the 13 storey tower and cap a five storey podium by night.

At present the office tower is largely vacant, with Gareth Hoskins Architects amongst the few remaining tenants.

The change of use application has been prepared by Ryden who contend that reactivating an under-utilised structure represents a sustainable means of boosting Glasgow’s city centre economy.
A Travelodge logo may be placed at high level
A Travelodge logo may be placed at high level
An existing retail frontage will be maintained
An existing retail frontage will be maintained

14 Comments

eh
#1 Posted by eh on 22 Dec 2011 at 15:34 PM
SMFH
The Porter
#2 Posted by The Porter on 22 Dec 2011 at 15:59 PM
Its about time GH checked out of that building
VitruviusAteMyHamster
#3 Posted by VitruviusAteMyHamster on 22 Dec 2011 at 16:58 PM
Please don't make this building even fuglier than it already is.
daveboy
#4 Posted by daveboy on 22 Dec 2011 at 17:41 PM
Gh will still get award by default for best building on that day at five thirty three pm on that street on that on that...nothing
Stuart
#5 Posted by Stuart on 23 Dec 2011 at 10:23 AM
What a corker of a project, expertly presented and no doubt something that will be wonderfully realised by the skillful architects at Aedas. Glasgow should be proud.
cmk
#6 Posted by cmk on 23 Dec 2011 at 10:27 AM
Yeah...........crap isn't it. From the same architects that brought you the Rectum building on Argyle Street, how appropriate.
perplexed
#7 Posted by perplexed on 23 Dec 2011 at 11:12 AM
more architectural cauliflower from Ae(yawn)das. they'd be good at designing washing machines and other white goods.

how do they still get work?
dirige
#8 Posted by dirige on 23 Dec 2011 at 11:43 AM
Looks similar to the dissapointing refurb to the tower on Sauchiehall St.
Stuart
#9 Posted by Stuart on 23 Dec 2011 at 12:55 PM
Indeed #8 both ( by Aedas and Ryder ) are flagship projects of the Keep Scotland Shite campaign
dirige
#10 Posted by dirige on 23 Dec 2011 at 15:24 PM
That's a pity, when I saw that tower stripped back to the concrete it was clear that something spectacular could have been done with it.
KM
#11 Posted by KM on 27 Dec 2011 at 22:52 PM
Cladding a city centre building in KINGSPAN!!! is that not an industrial cladding material.
KM
#12 Posted by KM on 27 Dec 2011 at 22:52 PM
Cladding a city centre building in KINGSPAN!!! is that not an industrial cladding material.
fckff
#13 Posted by fckff on 28 Dec 2011 at 10:13 AM
Soon all of Glasgow will be clad in the shit.
tombot
#14 Posted by tombot on 31 Dec 2011 at 11:22 AM
"maintain the form of a drab 60s block" insightful article, who could add anything to that?

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