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Clydeside hotel outgrows its home within months

November 23 2016

Clydeside hotel outgrows its home within months
LMA Architects are to extend a Premier Inn hotel at Pacific Quay, Glasgow, just 18 months after the original hotel opened its doors.

A five-storey addition is proposed to be built over a car park allowing owner Whitbread to offer an extra 59 bedrooms on top of the 180 currently offered in addition to a refurbishment of the bar and restaurant.

LMA state that they wish to make a ‘positive contribution to the riverside frontage’, adding: “The proposal aims to redefine the scale and character of the original 180-bedroom hotel with an extension that would turn the existing linear block design into an L-shape building and emphasize the pedestrian’s corridor to the promenade along the Clyde and Bell’s Bridge as well as reflecting the design of the urban block to the existing.”

The new wing will match the materials and scale of the current hotel to which it will connect via a corridor link with its own stair core offering internal circulation.


#1 Posted by E=mc2 on 24 Nov 2016 at 00:32 AM
I like the way it skillfully inserts itself onto the existing car park. Some of those spaces look tight now though... Still looks gash, horrible slab of a building
#2 Posted by Billy on 24 Nov 2016 at 07:20 AM
What an ugly building. And on the Clyde. This would be at best suitable in some out of town retail park but not on a prime location like our waterfront. Demolition rather than extension would have been more welcome. Can't believe people would want to check into an eyesore. Three ugly buildings all sitting together. BBC Stv and this. Which other city would allow this? We just keep sinking to new depths. Exasperated.
Fat Bloke on Tour
#3 Posted by Fat Bloke on Tour on 24 Nov 2016 at 12:19 PM
PI will be kicking themselves that they did not build on a bigger scale to begin with.

Interesting to see how long it takes for the new capacity to max out?

Hopefully they have done a bit of providential design so that another expansion can be added without a total re-jig of the building?

Also interesting to see how the parking situation shapes up?

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