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ICA secure planning for Anchor Line hotel

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March 9 2017

ICA secure planning for Anchor Line hotel
ICA have obtained planning consent for conversion of the A-listed Anchor Line building on St Vincent Place, Glasgow, to form a 64-bed aparthotel.

The Di Maggio restaurant group are leading the refurbishment of the upper floors including a single storey recessed rooftop extension intended to marry with the classical symmetry and materiality of the building below.

In a statement ICA wrote: “The roof extension has been proposed in a modern language of metal and glass, in order to maximise views out over the city and contrast with white faience cladding of the main elevation.

“The concept of ‘traveller’ and ‘destination’ bring the interior of the building together to create a luxurious environment. Internally, many original features remain, such as glazed tiles, terrazzo flooring, timber wall paneling and fireplaces. These have been incorporated into the design, both acknowledging the architectural quality of the existing building, and adding a sense of the building’s history to the newly refurbished accommodation.”

The Anchor Line Building was built in 1907 by James Millar as the head office for the eponymous shipping company.
A wraparound terrace to the south and east facades offers expansive views of the city chambers
A wraparound terrace to the south and east facades offers expansive views of the city chambers
Period features from the historic shipping office will be retained
Period features from the historic shipping office will be retained

6 Comments

Bill S
#1 Posted by Bill S on 9 Mar 2017 at 09:16 AM
Looks good. I'm a big fan of retaining existing buildings and adding in sensitive extensions and this looks positively macho and nicely geometric.
Billy
#2 Posted by Billy on 9 Mar 2017 at 09:53 AM
This is one stunning building. Sadly today's efforts will never match the beauties of the past.
Photaeshop
#3 Posted by Photaeshop on 9 Mar 2017 at 11:48 AM
That balustrade looks rather low - hence the hovering arms of the guest.
Kevan
#4 Posted by Kevan on 9 Mar 2017 at 14:50 PM
Photaeshop, it a Dyson air balcony absolutely the latest thing:)
In your window
#5 Posted by In your window on 12 Mar 2017 at 05:00 AM
Nice use of the city model to create the worlds most unimaginative images I've ever seen!
Yoyo
#6 Posted by Yoyo on 13 Mar 2017 at 08:58 AM
#5 what were you expecting? it's a city image of an existing building?

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