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June 25 2019

Glasgow office to hotel push continues

Glasgow’s B-listed Wellington House is to be reimagined as a hotel in the second major office to hotel application to be filed for the city in recent days.

Situated within the Glasgow Central Conservation Area the building has largely been reduced to a retained façade following prior remodelling work carried out in the 1990s, at which point a neighbouring building was also amalgamated.

External alterations will be limited to the introduction of matching railings to Bath Street to block off ‘false’ entrances and the formation of a combined main entrance door off Wellington Street through the removal of a stone column. Boarded up basement windows will also be reinstated.

In a design statement, 3DReid wrote: “The doors on Bath Street are decorative ‘false’ doors that were included as part of the 1990 redevelopment, presumably to create a facade composition sympathetic to the rest of the building.”

Interior remodelling will see the unsightly plant at the bottom of a central lightwell hidden from view by new decking.

3 Comments

Asimov
#1 Posted by Asimov on 26 Jun 2019 at 09:37 AM
Ok, let's admit it - this is the best proposal for city centre for ages. So looking forward to it!
John
#2 Posted by John on 26 Jun 2019 at 12:59 PM
I was the architect for the 1990's re development of this building and 3d Reid are correct, the 'amalgamated'neighbouring building on Bath Street replaced a demolished structurally unsound building and the new build was effectively designed by the Planners. The various false doors were also a Planners requirement to create a fa├žade composition that ended up as an unsatisfactory compromise. It was built by MDW who sadly are no longer around
Andrew Marshall
#3 Posted by Andrew Marshall on 27 Jun 2019 at 08:55 AM
John - I was alerted to your comment here on UR. I am the current Architect on the scheme and i'm intrigued to hear of your historical dealings with the building, first hand. Get in touch if this would be of interest to you.

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