Glasgow’s Custom House grows up with ‘family’ of new neighbours
June 15 2018
Artisan Real Estate Investors are taking forward an ambitious transformation of the Clyde waterfront with proposals for a 294 room 4* Clayton Hotel on the site of the A-listed Customs House as part of a ‘family’ of new interventions.
Demolition work is already underway to clear the way for extension and refurbishment work which will add to the growing scale of development along the north bank of the River Clyde.
Outlining the vision architects Sheppard Robson wrote: “The vision for the proposed scheme is one of a high-quality mixed-use development led by new contemporary architectural solutions, which sensitively respond to the existing built environment while enhancing and safeguarding the historic Custom House setting.
The classically inspired solution consciously ditches aluminium cladding and curtain wall glazing for a more solid aesthetic across three distinct masonry clad new build elements of highly modelled brick, including a double-height loggia along Clyde Street and public realm enhancements.
A stepped form along Dixon Street allows a number of external public spaces to be created offering views to the south and west.
Separation between the Custom House and a new hotel block will allow a public top lit arcade and courtyard space to be created, overlooked by a ground floor bar, restaurant and break out space and intersected by a series of bridges offering high-level access.
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