Newsletter - Links - Advertise - Contact Us - Privacy
 

Grand plans for Glasgow's Central Station hotel

Bookmark and Share | Send to friend

April 21 2010

Grand plans for Glasgow's Central Station hotel
Hotel operator Principal Hayley have published fresh details of their  £20m transformation of Glasgow’s Central Station Hotel, now dubbed “Grand Central.”

The historic railway terminus is being restored by Crerar Architects who are in process of stripping out partition walls and suspended ceilings to reveal past glories whilst injecting a touch of contemporary style with sensitive interventions.

Intended to become a leading conference, banqueting and short break the four star venue will accommodate a Glasgow branch of the Tempus bar and restaurant chain together with a champagne bar overlooking the station concourse and a full refurbishment of all 180 bedrooms.

A “soft” opening is planned for July in advance of a full unveiling set to take place in September 2010

Asbestos contaminated basement areas meanwhile are simply to be cleaned up and sealed whilst attic spaces will remain similarly off limits.
Carpets will be uplifted to reveal marble flooring
Carpets will be uplifted to reveal marble flooring
Historic Scotland were said to be 'horrified' to learn period features had been stripped out during prior 'refurbs'.
Historic Scotland were said to be 'horrified' to learn period features had been stripped out during prior 'refurbs'.

2 Comments

Gordon Hulley
#1 Posted by Gordon Hulley on 22 Apr 2010 at 11:53 AM
I'd long thought it was such a shame such a grand and beautiful building had been dragged into a sort of shabby vulgarity. It looks that this new team appreciate and respect the considerable and unusual quality of the original, so all the best to them.
Ritch Sox
#2 Posted by Ritch Sox on 22 Apr 2010 at 14:45 PM
Looks like they've watched a little bit too much Hotel Babylon.

Post your comments

 

All comments are pre-moderated and
must obey our house rules.

 

Back to April 2010

Search News
Subscribe to Urban Realm Magazine
Features & Reports
For more information from the industry visit our Features & Reports section.