SEC initiate plans for Europe’s ‘best’ event campus in Glasgow
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November 14 2018
Scottish Events Campus have put forward an application for planning permission in principle to expand their current site Congress Road, Finnieston, on land bounded by the River Clyde and Clydeside Expressway.
Indicative plans drawn up by Keppie Design and Arup call for an expansion and enhancement of existing facilities to create the ‘best event campus in Europe’ through addition of new event & conference facilities, an enhanced walkway to Exhibition Centre station and a 200-bed hotel adjacent to the Crowne Plaza.
In a materials statement Keppie wrote: “In the more prominent areas of the building, such as the main entrance foyer, banquet, bar and café areas, a glazed curtain walling system is proposed to maximise natural daylight and take advantage of riverside views, creating active frontage to the enhanced public realm. In less prominent areas, such as Exhibition Hall extension and highly serviced façades, functionality dictates the use of a high quality and robust solid cladding system.”
A detailed planning application is expected to be filed by summer 2020 with phased construction following over the next five years.
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