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Queen Street Station overhaul inspires Glasgow hotel bid

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October 25 2017

Queen Street Station overhaul inspires Glasgow hotel bid
Norr Architects have brought forward plans to demolish Dale House, a disused bank on Glasgow’s West George Street, to enable construction of a 160 room Meininger hotel with ground floor retail extending through to Anchor Lane.

Faced in limestone cladding to the front and white/buff brickwork to the rear and a black, glazed brick basecourse the development has been conceived to sit in harmony with the remodeled Queen Street Station frontage.

Outlining their approach to the building envelope Norr wrote: “The facade is clearly articulated as repetitive apertures with an honest expression of rooms behind providing depth of modelling, shadow and articulation. A salient and unique aspect of the character of the lanes relates to the use of high quality materials as the facade ‘folds’ around the cor¬ner into Anchor Lane from West George Street.”

Delivered with Legal & General the professional team includes Blyth & Blyth, Harrison Stevens and Buro Happold the hotel will include a number of public realm enhancements such as hanging lights through Anchor Lane and installing granite paving.

Internal floorplates will wrap around an interior lightwell
Internal floorplates will wrap around an interior lightwell
The solid massing of the hotel aims to establish a 'dialogue' with the transparent station frontage
The solid massing of the hotel aims to establish a 'dialogue' with the transparent station frontage

3 Comments

Billy
#1 Posted by Billy on 25 Oct 2017 at 12:49 PM
Not jaw dropping but an improvement on what’s there.
Pleasantfield
#2 Posted by Pleasantfield on 26 Oct 2017 at 15:28 PM
Hmm.!!! Seems not to respect the floor levels or the fenstration around. Colour amd mass ok though. Why must the ground floor be so out of proportion to what is adjacent? That is its greatest let dowm.
Matt
#3 Posted by Matt on 26 Oct 2017 at 17:24 PM
Why is it so heavy handed? The frame looks crazy thick, emphasised by the tiny frame proportions of the upper storey vs the humongous and inappropriate mega-colonnade.
Mediocre at best.

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