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Work to get underway on Glasgow Motel One

November 24 2015

Work to get underway on Glasgow Motel One
Work is set to get underway on a stalled hotel development adjacent to Glasgow’s Central Station after Ogilvie Construction were awarded the contract to build the Leach Rhodes Walker designed hotel.

Costed at £22m the 13-storey block will house 374 rooms on the junction of Argyle Street and Oswald Street, offering budget accommodation for design conscious visitors.

This follows hot on the heels of a 140 bedroom Motel One on Princes Street, Edinburgh.

Donald MacDonald, managing director of Ogilvie Construction, said: “The building will be constructed to the highest standards, combining the use of high quality materials with our extensive experience and understanding of the needs of the hotel and leisure sector.”

The new hotel is slated to open in autumn 2017.


#1 Posted by Roddy on 24 Nov 2015 at 11:58 AM
You know things aren’t going to be great when they are embarrassed to show you images of the whole building
#2 Posted by Gringo on 24 Nov 2015 at 13:22 PM
#1- you can see a full image here:

Looks ok- bit middle of the road.
#3 Posted by George on 24 Nov 2015 at 13:46 PM
UR, are there any pictures of the full development?
#4 Posted by Fraser on 24 Nov 2015 at 21:10 PM
Finally some progress with this project! I actually rather like it.
#5 Posted by Chris on 25 Nov 2015 at 07:37 AM
A few years ago there was an amendment in the planning docs that replaced the glazed curtain wall section with ugly grey panelling. So no one is sure what version is actually getting built.
#6 Posted by bob2 on 25 Nov 2015 at 15:14 PM
Yep unfortunately it looks like we could be in line for more shitty grey cladding... remember this one??

GCC planners need to get a grip
Reality Check
#7 Posted by Reality Check on 26 Nov 2015 at 08:22 AM
This is the same crew that brought us the Premier Inn at Pacific Quay

I wonder if by “high quality materials” he means the same nasty grey panels with rivets

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