£90m development plan tabled for Glasgow’s Custom House
January 22 2018Custom House, opening up new links between Buchanan Street and the River Clyde in the process.
A pre-application notice has been filed to create a hotel and leisure quarter on 2,700sq/m of land which includes the A-listed Custom House in addition to a former stable block and two tenement buildings at the corner of Clyde and Dixon Street.
This would see a 300-bedroom four-star Clayton hotel built within the Custom House, including a bar, restaurant and conference facilities, in addition to a 150-room aparthotel in neighbouring tenements with its own set of bars and restaurants.
Project director Clive Wilding said: “For too long, the imposing Custom House with its distinctive Greek revival frontage and its neighbouring tenements had become the forgotten segment of the city’s waterfront, having lain mostly vacant for the best part of a decade. We are now in a position to bring these wonderfully characterful buildings back to life, introducing established boutique hotel and aparthotel brands, which will fill the area with energy and life throughout the day and evening.
“We will now work with our partners to create a flagship regeneration project for the city, providing a seamless link from the Clyde waterfront to the St Enoch Centre transport hub and Buchanan Street - part of Glasgow’s ‘style mile’ and generally regarded as the best shopping street outside of London.”
Sheppard Robson have been brought on board to prepare detailed designs for the sensitive site in preparation for a detailed planning application by spring 2018. Completion could follow by mid-2020.
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