Warehouse-style hotel envisaged for Merchant City gap site
June 19 2018
A long-standing gap-site on Glasgow’s Ingram Street could be plugged following submission of plans by ICA for an eight storey 396-bed hotel.
Occupying a prominent junction at the corner of Candleriggs the scheme would see the present car park give way to a new build solution abutting the gable wall of the Scottish Music Centre.
The warehouse-style hotel will complete the urban block with a ground floor ‘gathering space’ given over to restaurants, bars and leisure activities including the hotel lobby and a ‘garden courtyard’.
Above this level a mezzanine space will incorporate co-working spaces and a film-screening room and hotel services with an ‘industrial gantry’ connecting both sides of the building above the courtyard restaurant below.
In a statement ICA wrote: “The warehouse style is an extremely important part of the character and history of The Merchant City. Many of the finest examples can be seen within the immediate context to the development site and form a significant part of the analysis process. Analysing the surrounding warehouse buildings has formed a key part in generating the architectural language of the proposed building.”
In this manner the proposed materials palette consists of brick, stone decoration, metallic cladding and crittall style glazing
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