Disintegrating Glasgow office tower switches tack from students to a hotel
June 25 2019
New plans have been drawn up for a disintegrating Glasgow office tower which would see the building made safe as part of a conversion to form a 179-bed Sandman Hotel.
New owners Northland Properties to oversee this work, introducing an active street frontage of a restaurant, gym and lobby while undertaking a significant overhaul of the plinth.
Proposed interventions include a glazed first-floor extension, maintaining the present degree of separation with the tower element above. The plinth itself meanwhile will be recreated with acid etched pre-cast concrete panels in deference to the original design intent.
A protective coating to the main tower to prevent further spalling - after fragments as large as several centimetres were found on the first-floor roof. Replacement windows will also be installed, maintaining the existing grid.
Pegasus House on the junction of West George Street and Holland Street had previously been subject to a planned student residential conversion after falling out of favour with commercial tenants.
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