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Facade retention bid to unlock mothballed St Enoch site

February 29 2024

Facade retention bid to unlock mothballed St Enoch site

A rundown corner of Glasgow city centre has come to the attention of developers with early-stage proposals emerging for a hotel.

Regent Property proposes to redevelop the corner of Maxwell Street and Fox Street in the shadow of the St Enoch Centre as new premises for the Radisson Hotel Group.

The chosen approach will see the entirety of the site demolished save for the B-listed facade of 90 Maxwell Street, which is to be incorporated into a contemporary hotel and serviced apartment complex. Working with Haus Architects the applicant proposes a rooftop bar and lounge as well as a street-level restaurant, gym and meeting room.

In a consultation statement, the applicant wrote: "Regent Property has owned this site in Maxwell Street for 5 years, initially seeking to refurbish the current buildings into serviced accommodation. However, extensive studies have demonstrated that it is economically unviable to do so.

"All attempts to redevelop the properties over the last thirty years have been found to be economically unviable, with the buildings remaining vacant and in a dilapidated and deteriorating condition."

Concept designs for the hotel will not be shown before a follow-up consultation on 24 April. 

A facade retention project is planned to retain connections to the past
A facade retention project is planned to retain connections to the past


James Hepburn
#1 Posted by James Hepburn on 29 Feb 2024 at 13:46 PM
Oh good. Another hotel. It can replace the Virgin hotel that just closed round the corner.
Kenny Kitchens
#2 Posted by Kenny Kitchens on 29 Feb 2024 at 14:03 PM
No need to worry Mr Hepburn.
An amendment to planning will follow for much needed student flats.
Fat Bloke on Tour
#3 Posted by Fat Bloke on Tour on 29 Feb 2024 at 14:45 PM
Furry Murray's no more.
Another one bites the dust.

Interesting to see what solution they come up for fascade retention alongside a bulky accommodation block.

Looks like they have snared a good operator who understands the long term draw of good design.

Could get interesting.
#4 Posted by Billy on 1 Mar 2024 at 20:00 PM
Glad to hear they will keep the facade rather than lose the whole building. Investors will not invest if it is not economical. If not turned onto a hotel or student ,who will invest? Citycentre plots too expensive for social housing. All for development of this neglected area of the city centre. Its a start.
Glasgow Bob
#5 Posted by Glasgow Bob on 1 Mar 2024 at 21:14 PM
#4 Billy gets it.

#3 FBoT swing and a miss.

By a country mile.

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