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Moxy Hotels firm up Glasgow venture

July 26 2016

Moxy Hotels firm up Glasgow venture
Moxy Hotels have drawn up detailed designs for a 180-bed hotel on Glasgow’s High Street within the Collegelands development as part of a nationwide roll-out for the brand.

Fronting a new civic area at the junction with Duke Street the six-storey hotel will include an ‘industrial chic’ lounge, bar and restaurant as well as a video wall and games area.

In a design statement developer Vastint remarked: “The main hotel entrance will be from the west elevation fronting the town square and there will be a connecting path and entrance plaza for safe and convenient pedestrian access to the rail station and the adjacent bus stops.

“There is a strong emphasis on the design of both gables (east and west) to provide visual interest and quality. For this important and prominent site we have dropped Moxy’s standard design to create a bespoke solution with additional glass on the ground floor and we have turned the bedrooms at both ends of the building to address the gables.”

The finished scheme will be faced in a variety of fibre cement panels including ‘brick’, plain and dark varieties to tie-in with existing Collegelands developments.
A 'town square' including public seating will be installed at the main entrance
A 'town square' including public seating will be installed at the main entrance


Osbert Lancaster
#1 Posted by Osbert Lancaster on 26 Jul 2016 at 12:25 PM
A new low on Glasgow's High Street, quite an accolade.
Thomas Hamilton
#2 Posted by Thomas Hamilton on 26 Jul 2016 at 12:30 PM
Glasgow should be looking to elevate the quality of design on its High Street. This building would be more suited to an out of town industrial estate.
#3 Posted by David on 26 Jul 2016 at 17:25 PM
Those side elevations remind me of that other classic building on High Street, you know, the one that looks like a big yellow prison ship...

What an embarrassment High Street is.
#4 Posted by E=mc2 on 26 Jul 2016 at 18:42 PM
Was that designed by Smith Design using the same palette of materials as that carbuncle retail park in Cumbernauld?
#5 Posted by Yaldy on 26 Jul 2016 at 20:40 PM
#1, if you've seen the curved concrete (or whatever material it is) student flats further down the high street you'd know that your comment is utter nonsense
Islands of sanity
#6 Posted by Islands of sanity on 26 Jul 2016 at 21:44 PM
Neil Cumins
#7 Posted by Neil Cumins on 27 Jul 2016 at 12:35 PM
Well, it's better than the student flats down near Bell Street. They really are a skidmark on the bedsheets of central Glasgow. This at least ties in with the surroundings, though High St still deserves far better.
#8 Posted by Terra on 27 Jul 2016 at 22:25 PM
Agreed with #2. They could be making more of an effort in design terms with this. Bit disappointing.
Also think they could be doing more to liven the street levels in that area. More cafes, shops, etc.
#9 Posted by Neil on 28 Jul 2016 at 10:59 AM
Worst. Hotel. Brand. Ever.
Mick Morton
#10 Posted by Mick Morton on 19 Aug 2016 at 12:09 PM
Let's stop this theft of our built heritage. This is the worst kind of architectural underachievement.
Mediocre, second best. Give us buildings that uplift and inspire. Just utterly depressing dross on offer here.

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