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174-room hotel planned for a crumbling Glasgow warehouse

July 13 2022

174-room hotel planned for a crumbling Glasgow warehouse

Riverfront Property has brought forward plans for a 174-room hotel at 11 Oswald Street, Glasgow, necessitating conservation area consent for demolition of the present unlisted structure.

A project team including Sheppard Robson and Turley has been assembled for the job, which aims to 'activate' the street by driving footfall and delivering an open ground floor frontage comprising the front of house areas including a lounge and breakfast room.

Set behind an arched double-height elevation of grey granite tile this would support regular buff stone piers above with white precast feature stringer and window head details. A dark grey metal upper floor would be set back to reduce apparent mass.

In a statement, the applicant wrote: "The existing building at 11 Oswald Street has been vacant and empty for two decades since its last use as a health club in 2001. There has been no maintenance carried out during this period and the building has fallen into a severe state of deterioration."

A separate apart-hotel is planned for the junction with the Broomielaw.  

A structural report indicates that the stonework is no longer viable amidst severe erosion
A structural report indicates that the stonework is no longer viable amidst severe erosion
Connecting bridge structures from the south gable are assumed to be a later addition
Connecting bridge structures from the south gable are assumed to be a later addition

Failure to adequately maintain the current property has left it in a perilous condition
Failure to adequately maintain the current property has left it in a perilous condition
The hotel joins the recent Motel One and Yotel developments
The hotel joins the recent Motel One and Yotel developments

7 Comments

EM0
#1 Posted by EM0 on 13 Jul 2022 at 11:57 AM
That street has such little character and is blighted by the ugly car park, I think they should be forced to retain the facade at least.
James Hepburn
#2 Posted by James Hepburn on 14 Jul 2022 at 09:02 AM
If you are struggling to re-purpose a building why not turn it into a hotel. Glasgow is so short of hotels and this is in a nice quiet pollution free location.
Peter
#3 Posted by Peter on 14 Jul 2022 at 09:45 AM
#2 This is epicentre of Glasgow, not Inverendoftheworld or other Gleneagles. My only objection would be lack of height.
Georwell 84
#4 Posted by Georwell 84 on 14 Jul 2022 at 10:37 AM
Glasgow is way behind Manchester with Hotel rooms, but the existing facade would be attractive when cleaned, retain character of the street and why not some more height.
Fat Bloke on Tour
#5 Posted by Fat Bloke on Tour on 14 Jul 2022 at 11:33 AM
Who owned the building 2001 till 2022?

Since the physical degradation has happened on their watch should they not pay a fine for allowing it to rot.

Well worn path -- let the rain get in followed by some unfortunate accident -- kerr-chinggg.

They should be made to keep the fa├žade with a modern block hidden away as much as possible.

In 10 years time the pollution will have "gone" so great place for a hotel.
outraged individual
#6 Posted by outraged individual on 17 Jul 2022 at 12:14 PM
How about we keep whats already there eh ?
content crowd
#7 Posted by content crowd on 18 Jul 2022 at 15:16 PM
#6 why would you retain a disused warehouse?

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