Motel One press ahead with Glasgow development
November 12 2013
The 13 storey development would be one of the largest hotels, in terms of rooms, in the country and reflects growing confidence within the sector.
Designed by Cooper Cromar the limestone clad building would incorporate restaurant and bar areas at ground level together with a feature glazed tower element terminating the view down Hope Street.
Sandy Smith of Buccleuch Property, development partner behind the scheme, said: "Having secured planning permission on the site for an office and retail scheme back in 2007, we put our proposals for developing it on hold during the downturn.
"During this period we were approached by a number of parties interested in the site.
"Motel One proved to be a good fit; working closely with them and Glasgow City Council we agreed a deal for alternative use, which both the International Financial Services District in Glasgow and the city planners have been highly supportive of."
Work is expected to begin on the scheme early in the New Year for completion by summer 2015
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