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Glasgow grid spreads to St Enoch’s with 12-storey hotel bid

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March 29 2019

Glasgow grid spreads to St Enoch’s with 12-storey hotel bid

Urban Innovations have prepared detailed plans for a statement 165-bed hotel rising 12 storeys above the junction of Old Wynd Street and Osborne Street, Glasgow.

A hotel operator is already on board for the venture which will include a mid-level public terrace aligned with the prevailing street shoulder line, creating a street face before the main tower element.

Contemporary metal panels with vertical glazing and projecting metal fins to provide depth and privacy to the rooms, adding a functional and decorative finish to the structure.

In a submission statement the architects wrote: “The proposed development is intended to enhance Osborne Street and mesh with the existing fabric of the surrounding area.

“The preferred option divides the massing into two distinct elements that enable a distinct reference and change in scale along Osborne Street. This helps to break down the overall perception of the building mass and integrate it with the immediate street context but in a contemporary and new way.”

Blank gables are presented to adjacent plots where the aspiration remains to see future development to reinstate the street frontage.

Longer term it is hoped to fill neighbouring gap sites
Longer term it is hoped to fill neighbouring gap sites
Public areas will provide an active frontage to the street
Public areas will provide an active frontage to the street

6 Comments

Asimov
#1 Posted by Asimov on 29 Mar 2019 at 08:52 AM
Good to see centre of gravity shifting gtoward this part of city. Lots to be done in the area, epsecially with this monstrous ground level car park. Imagine a nicely designed civic square there, attracting all events out of George Square. Pity guests for now then - amazing views 360deg.
Jeremy Corten
#2 Posted by Jeremy Corten on 29 Mar 2019 at 13:20 PM
looks a bit like Hunterston B post-fallout

other than that, great to see some new activity in this area!
Pleasantfield
#3 Posted by Pleasantfield on 29 Mar 2019 at 14:51 PM
Activity in a moribund area is one thing but just compare this to the red sandstone building to the east. It will be there long after this mediocrity of cubism is demolished.
The city is all rectangular boxes with failed attempts at facades in different forms. When will we see a firm of architects really getting the client on board to create something lasting and articulate. This is'nt.
RM Kartoffel
#4 Posted by RM Kartoffel on 30 Mar 2019 at 17:33 PM
I like it!
Sam Douglas
#5 Posted by Sam Douglas on 30 Mar 2019 at 18:44 PM
Cant we just join up the two similarly sized blocks on either side rather than randomly plunking a building between them?
QMD
#6 Posted by QMD on 2 Apr 2019 at 13:37 PM
Agreed with #5 - looks rather weird with gaps at both sides. What are they at the moment? Loading area for TJ Hughes?

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