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Planners green light hotel vision for Glasgow’s A-listed Custom House

October 26 2018

Planners green light hotel vision for Glasgow’s A-listed Custom House

Glasgow City Council has awarded planning consent for a four-star Clayton Hotel at the former Custom House on the Broomielaw.

The £90m riverfront development could bring 300 bedrooms along with a bar restaurant and conference facilities with in the retained Custom House building and two adjoining high-rises if delivered as promised by mid-2020.

Clive Wilding, project director at Artisan, said: “It’s a hugely significant opportunity to bring Glasgow’s waterfront back into the vibrant heart of its city centre. For too long the Custom House and neighbouring tenements have become forgotten about and have mostly been vacant for the past decade.”

Designed by Sheppard Robson Architects the development also includes a 150-room aparthotel earmarked for an adjoining tenement.


#1 Posted by EM0 on 26 Oct 2018 at 12:43 PM
Extension to the left is ok, but the boxes piled on top of that gorgeous old building isn’t good, like boxes piled high on top of a wardrobe!!
#2 Posted by Charlie_ on 26 Oct 2018 at 13:20 PM
It's good to see the council processing applications so speedily this year, let's hope their new found sense of urgency spreads to the developers.
Patrick Bateman
#3 Posted by Patrick Bateman on 26 Oct 2018 at 13:32 PM
Nice to see something getting built here but the designs are an absolute state, especially the tower block on the east side of Dixon Street - an real minger that'll be visible all the way up Buchanan Street.
#4 Posted by Charlie_ on 26 Oct 2018 at 15:11 PM
@patrick, that building is part of a separate ap. (https://www.urbanrealm (dot) com/news/6419/Stallan-Brand_think_big_with_‘Style_Mile’_hotel.html)

I think it looks quite good personally, as do these.
#5 Posted by MV on 26 Oct 2018 at 15:43 PM
Once you come to terms with the height surrounding custom house, and we’ve had a few years to get used to the idea, I think this actually looks pretty good. It has a good Glaswegian solidity about it at the periphery. The white “tower” behind custom house looks a little less resolved and slightly like 60’s civic architecture.

All in all- i think it’s a good effort. I can’t wait to see the gap filled and some ground floor activation created.
jimbob tanktop
#6 Posted by jimbob tanktop on 26 Oct 2018 at 17:28 PM
It's not quite as ipressive as prior designs for the site but it's still pretty good imho. Between that and the new Tradeston development directly across the river, it should enliven that part of the city enormously.
#7 Posted by RapidTaco on 26 Oct 2018 at 20:30 PM
Looking good. Solid looking, decent height and great to see the momentum along the Clyde. Great to see the momentum all across Glasgow!
James Hepburn
#8 Posted by James Hepburn on 27 Oct 2018 at 16:01 PM
I see GCC Planning department continue their lofty goal of mundane for the City. Makes you weep.
Fat Bloke on Tour
#9 Posted by Fat Bloke on Tour on 29 Oct 2018 at 12:52 PM
Scale looks good and it actively engages with the Custom House plus it is another 450 rooms to bring revenue into the city.

Detailing has a couple of issues with keeps it out of the "no bad" category but it is better than filler.
#10 Posted by pleasantfield on 29 Oct 2018 at 13:18 PM
Too High and wrong colour. The river frontage had a rhythm, of sorts, and that is lost with this and the adjoining development. It all makes the Custon House look like a miniature
#11 Posted by Charlie_ on 29 Oct 2018 at 15:37 PM
Customs house is two story's tall, mate - it stands on the most promenint riverside location in a major city, it's long overdue that it was made to look 'minature'.

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