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Candleriggs Square builds a street presence with a hybrid hospitality hub

May 9 2024

Candleriggs Square builds a street presence with a hybrid hospitality hub

Glasgow's £300m Candleriggs Square development is beginning to make its presence felt with the opening of The Social Hub - a hybrid hospitality hub combining a hotel, co-working space and leisure facilities.

The four-star venue, delivered by Drum Property Group and Stamford Investments, is the first element of the broader 3.6-acre development to open its doors, just ahead of a 346-unit build-to-rent scheme in the summer.

The Social Hub component of the masterplan is valued at £90m and offers space for 222 co-workers as well as 20 private offices and eight meeting and event spaces. It is joined by a 494-room four-star hotel - the largest in Scotland by room numbers.

Graeme Bone, group managing director of Drum Property Group, said: “Despite many construction and delivery challenges, we are now seeing this vital part of the city centre, which had lain dormant for more than 20 years, beginning to take shape.

"The opening of The Social Hub Glasgow marks the return of Candleriggs Square to what it once was as part of the city’s rich commercial history – a bustling marketplace full of life, vitality and interest, intrinsically linked to the rest of the city centre."

The Social Hub concept was developed by Edinburgh born Charlie MacGregor, who has established a network of 23 such hubs across Europe.

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