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May 20 2014

£11m Clydeside Premier Inn hotel completes
An £11m Premier Inn hotel designed by Lawrence McPherson Associates has been handed over by Ogilvie Construction ahead of its official opening in June.

Sandwiched between the BBC and STV headquarters on the banks of the Clyde the scheme incorporates a 180 seat restaurant overlooking the new Hydro Arena alongside 180 rooms of accommodation.

Stephen McGhee, principal of LMA said: "We are delighted to have been involved in the design and delivery of Premier Inn's flagship Glasgow hotel on what has been a very successful project.

"The design and construction of the building was a challenge at times however the design and construction teams worked together to resolve these challenges and delivered the hotel ahead of what was a tight design and construction programme to ensure the hotel would be trading in time for the 2014 Commonwealth Games."
A new public space links the newly refurbished Bells Bridge to Pacific Quay
A new public space links the newly refurbished Bells Bridge to Pacific Quay
The hotel façade is illuminated by 3,600 LED lights at night
The hotel façade is illuminated by 3,600 LED lights at night


Art Vandelay
#1 Posted by Art Vandelay on 20 May 2014 at 13:31 PM
#2 Posted by Chris on 20 May 2014 at 14:40 PM
Disgusting building.
Kate Latto
#3 Posted by Kate Latto on 20 May 2014 at 14:52 PM
Wow. Just, wow.
Less money on LED lights and more on actual design and god, I don't even know how to continue.
Truely dreadful. Cheap. Nasty.
#4 Posted by Egbert on 20 May 2014 at 15:46 PM
Good lord. Looks like someone actually built a SketchUp model at 1:1 scale. Without altering the default grey material setting. Depressing.
#5 Posted by Bingo on 20 May 2014 at 20:24 PM
Is this April fools? Pathetic stuff.
#6 Posted by Ross on 20 May 2014 at 20:52 PM
What happened to the "Not good enough for Glasgow!" statement when Staybridge hotel design was scrapped! And yet this horrific slab, suited only to an airport or extra urban business park, is to be sited on our river? Sad day for the Clyde regeneration.
#7 Posted by Alan on 20 May 2014 at 21:59 PM
What an eyesore. Such a gloomy looking grey drab of a building. Reminiscent of the Brutalist architecture of the 50s - 70s. Reminds me of the Anderston Centre.
#8 Posted by E=mc2 on 20 May 2014 at 22:08 PM
Dear lord, it seems that every scheme that gets built on the Clyde is intentionally setting out to be worse than the one preceding it....does it even have windows?
Neil C
#9 Posted by Neil C on 20 May 2014 at 22:34 PM
A grim, Brutalist slab, excreted onto a riverside that's otherwise home to some of Scotland's most architecturally significant landmarks. And LMA have the temerity to say the design of the building was a challenge? Shame on them.
Town Planner
#10 Posted by Town Planner on 21 May 2014 at 08:00 AM
Sadly there have been some ugly buildings put up along the Clyde, and this is yet another. Bold buildings with a high quality of design, and ideally some height, are needed for this vista.
A local pleb
#11 Posted by A local pleb on 21 May 2014 at 13:43 PM
Why do so many hotels chains follow such a bland format, frequently based upon simplification and the maximum standardisation of structural frame and envelope.
billy whizz
#12 Posted by billy whizz on 21 May 2014 at 13:47 PM
Shockingly poor build
#13 Posted by Jamie on 21 May 2014 at 15:46 PM
Premier Inn sadly do not care about good design, inflated rooms and mimimum square footage seems to be the driving force behind their designs.
#14 Posted by brian on 21 May 2014 at 22:30 PM
Why doesn't any hotel chain want to put money into the lion chambers in city.This building is shockingly DULL DRAB DRIZZLY GREY BLAND.
A local pleb
#15 Posted by A local pleb on 22 May 2014 at 09:59 AM
In response to #14 the issue of the Lion Chambers is one of viability. The excessive costs of treating the 'concrete cancer' that its structure is riddled with and the lack of any guarantee of a long term cure do not make it at all attractive to any developer or investor. Studies have been undertaken in the past to establish options. If it wasn't listed it would have been demolished long ago!
#16 Posted by brian on 22 May 2014 at 19:40 PM
Thank you local pleb for filling me in with details.i obviously didn't know that.What a real shame .
Jimbob Tanktop
#17 Posted by Jimbob Tanktop on 22 May 2014 at 20:37 PM
Looks like the sort of hotel you got shuttled to in Novosibirsk when visiting in about 1984. Dreadful.
#18 Posted by Carr on 22 May 2014 at 22:02 PM
Can I be first to make this a nominee for the carbuncle awards please.
Partick Bateman
#19 Posted by Partick Bateman on 23 May 2014 at 08:54 AM
Everything is premier except the design.
#20 Posted by monkey9000 on 23 May 2014 at 12:37 PM
Is it made of old Portakabins?
#21 Posted by Paul on 24 May 2014 at 14:59 PM
I give up on Glasgow
#22 Posted by John on 30 May 2014 at 14:05 PM
Are there any Architects in Scotland capable of designing anything other than staggered windows?!
#23 Posted by Jimbob on 1 Jun 2014 at 19:07 PM
Staggered windows are this decades larch cladding......before you know it we will be back to using that grey know the one that followd the white render phase

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