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April 23 2012

Glasgow Green Holiday Inn plans unveiled
Plans for a new 112 bed hotel to be operated by Holiday Inn have been submitted for a long standing gap site adjacent to Glasgow Green

Designed by KDP Architects for Goldserve Ventures Ltd the scheme will entail the façade retention of an existing listed hotel on Greenhead Street alongside the erection of a contemporary new build structure.

This will incorporate blond natural stone to reflect the character of the surrounding area whilst delivering a ‘contrast’ with the classical style of the retained 1872 portion.

It is the latest in a series of hotel projects for the ‘Inn on the Green’ site, none of which had proved to be commercially viable.

The scheme has been generally well received by the Glasgow Urban Design panel.
A new build portion will dominate to the rear
A new build portion will dominate to the rear
An unsightly gap site presently breaks the tenement line
An unsightly gap site presently breaks the tenement line

CMM Architects had previously submitted plans in 2006 for a smaller boutique hotel
CMM Architects had previously submitted plans in 2006 for a smaller boutique hotel

7 Comments

Sven
#1 Posted by Sven on 23 Apr 2012 at 15:27 PM
The front facade works well. Not terribly keen on the red and black brick rear but it is quite imaginative at the front and is an improvement on the current situation. Getting tourists to stay down in that part of the town centre is good as I think it the green and Peoples Palace is not well known to non-Glaswegians when it is a nice part. The handful of pre-Victorian buildings in Glasgow are all withing walking distance. The restored Daulton (not sure of spelling) is wonderful.
Eric
#2 Posted by Eric on 23 Apr 2012 at 19:27 PM
Yes ther Royal Doulton Fountain has been restored and looks amazing.pity they just pulled down frontage to Glasgow Green train station.The cross station should be reopened to help the area sustain regeneration.
Darren
#3 Posted by Darren on 27 Apr 2012 at 21:48 PM
Yes I agree about the station, I was walking past on my way to work the day the diggers were there pulling the front down. very sad, a real waste! Hopefullly the hotel goes ahead, a good addition to the area
David Low
#4 Posted by David Low on 1 Nov 2013 at 12:32 PM
Is this development happening? There is no activity on the site.
Robert
#5 Posted by Robert on 23 Apr 2014 at 03:10 AM
Doesnt appear to be happening. Becoming an eye sore and a danger to kids who play there. Disgrace.
Thomas
#6 Posted by Thomas on 3 Jun 2014 at 16:22 PM
This building has been set on fire yesterday evening, no idea how safe it is at the moment, The fire engine was present through the night, a real waste of what could have been a fantastic scheme for the area.
Karen
#7 Posted by Karen on 22 Sep 2015 at 01:23 AM
Building currently on fire again it's a danger I live next to it and have to phone police at least once a month due to kids/teenagers playing in it. Also getting used as a shooting gallery. As a property owner I'm not really impressed with the designs here as it would ruin our privacy maybe less floors would be better but would most certainly be an improvement than the dangerous wreck just now

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