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‘Futuristic’ George Square hotel plan lodged

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December 18 2014

‘Futuristic’ George Square hotel plan lodged
Millenium & Copthorne Hotels have lodged plans, as yet unpublicised,  to build a ‘futuristic’ extension to their George Square hotel following the loss of a 1970s built extension to an expansion of Queen Street Station.

The build will replace 50 bedrooms lost as a result and is intended to ‘mask’ the gable end of a BDP designed 1,700 space car park planned for land to the immediate north of the hotel – meaning any addition would need to be at least 11 storeys in height.

A spokesman for the hotel operator said: “The proposed car park will loom over the hotel building, overshadowing George Square. We have now lodged a planning application with the City Council which seeks to address this problem.

"The application proposes total refurbishment of the property, replacing the bedrooms which are being demolished, and providing a futuristic design solution that will mask the gable end of the car park."

Buchanan Galleries development director Nick Davis defended the planned MSCP in the Evening Times, saying: "The final exterior design of the car park is currently being progressed in close consultation with stakeholders and will utilise high quality materials.”

It is hoped to deliver the extension in tandem with the planned Buchanan Quarter for completion by 2019.
The hotel expansion would take place in tandem with the MSCP
The hotel expansion would take place in tandem with the MSCP

4 Comments

Alf
#1 Posted by Alf on 18 Dec 2014 at 13:43 PM
How backwards is this? The Cooncil approve a hulking car park gable (a CAR PARK gable!) to tower over the Square, but will now likely allow a crappy looking 'futuristic' hotel design to tower over the Square instead. And this is the hotel chain responding to a design 'problem', not the Cooncil. Who approves these things, got the makings of a disaster.
Partick Bateman
#2 Posted by Partick Bateman on 18 Dec 2014 at 13:52 PM
Where is the futuristic hotel?
Big Chantelle
#3 Posted by Big Chantelle on 18 Dec 2014 at 15:56 PM
A futuristic extension. By futuristic, do they mean new rooms with indoor plumbing and wifi connection?
james
#4 Posted by james on 19 Dec 2014 at 11:53 AM
naw, chantelle, by futuristic they mean that all vertical surfaces will be a good degree off the plumb and the Livvy tower will be realigned on its vertical axis too by up to three degrees. This is clearly revolutionary never mind futuristic.

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