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Blythswood office to hotel conversion grows up

November 10 2017

Blythswood office to hotel conversion grows up
A delayed bid to convert a disused office block at 249 West George Street has sprung back to life with the resubmission of plans to create the UK’s first Adina Apartment Hotel.

This ups the proposed accommodation at the four-star hotel from 100 bedrooms to 110 by working with the fabric of the existing Richard-Seifert designed building.

Mosaic Architecture + Design have drawn up the revised plans which call for a glazed rooftop extension to be created as before, together with the ‘like-for-like’ replacement of failing sandstone cladding and a rear extension over an existing parking courtyard.

Neil Haining, Director of Mosaic, said: “The proposed extension to the existing top floor level will create high level suites with exemplary view across Blythswood Square. The overall increase in scale of the existing building has been carefully balanced with the scale of the adjacent B-listed properties surrounding Blythswood Square.”

Key additions for the apart-hotel include a private external courtyard and a feature entrance offering access to a ground floor bar and restaurant.


John Russell
#1 Posted by John Russell on 10 Nov 2017 at 12:04 PM
Yes another former office block being converted into a hotel. Am I missing something here, if I recall correctly Glasgow is facing a shortage of office accommodation.
#2 Posted by MV on 10 Nov 2017 at 14:02 PM
#1 No one is prepared to go "spec" on offices these days (in Glasgow anyway). But as I have said in a previous post - build it (or refurb it to a high standard in this case) and they will be taken up.
Either way - its always good to see investment taking place... assuming it actually takes place...
#3 Posted by RJB on 11 Nov 2017 at 10:59 AM
Its a shame they don't do something to the clerestory windows to the base.
glen ferguson
#4 Posted by glen ferguson on 11 Nov 2017 at 21:55 PM
In regards to office space. Places like St Vincent plaza and 1 West Regent street are currently sitting half empty. I'm glad it's been accomodated and it's not yet another student accomodation nor is it getting pulled down. Original design is also kept. Keeping a historic building in use in Glasgow as a hotel absolutely brilliant i can't wait to see this finished.
Paul White
#5 Posted by Paul White on 13 Nov 2017 at 17:14 PM
Just to correct Glen. There are only 2 floors available in St Vincent Plaza and 2.5 floors in 1 West Regent Street.
#6 Posted by RevMonk on 16 Nov 2017 at 14:29 PM
#1 a shortage! are you serious or is that just heavy sarcasm, really hope the second because there's a tonne of unused office space. Here's a question, is there actually any new office block completed in the last 6 years that at full capacity?

As for this, yaaah another hotel, woop so excited [sarcasm] and sorry but I don't care what fancy plug-ins/photoshop tricks you use it's not going to make this look interesting... especially when you only photoshop out the top of the signage poles and bollards.

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