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Pacific Quay Premier Inn wins planning

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November 30 2012

Pacific Quay Premier Inn wins planning
Proposals to build a 180 bed Premier Inn on the banks of the Clyde, adjacent to BBC Scotland’s headquarters, have been given the thumbs up by Glasgow City Council.

Whitbread commissioned Lawrence McPherson Associates to design the six storey structure, capitalising on ongoing expansion of the SECC complex by filling in the last remaining gapsite of Pacific Quay phase one.

Their design incorporates a new public space connecting the Bells Bridge with Pacific Quay, creating a new pedestrian route direct to the SECC.

Finished in an aluminium metal cladding system the development is intended to marry the height differential between the BBC and STV offices whilst enhancing the adjacent riverside walkway.

Ground floor activation will be achieved through a pavilion restaurant and foyer.
A landscpaed link traversing the Bell's Bridge constitutes a key part of the proposals
A landscpaed link traversing the Bell's Bridge constitutes a key part of the proposals
A sombre palette blends with the grey bulk of Keppie's BBC HQ
A sombre palette blends with the grey bulk of Keppie's BBC HQ

3 Comments

JShields
#1 Posted by JShields on 2 Dec 2012 at 16:45 PM
Whoopee!! Another grey box on the clyde.
Robert
#2 Posted by Robert on 2 Dec 2012 at 23:06 PM
More 'sombre' grey to match the grey skies. For shame!
Ross Murray
#3 Posted by Ross Murray on 3 Dec 2012 at 09:53 AM
It seems we are making an attempt to block off the south side with our version of the Berlin wall, except this time constructed out of composite cladding. What is this doing for the river front and the city??

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