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Art Deco Sauchiehall Street landmark subject to hotel push

July 17 2019

Art Deco Sauchiehall Street landmark subject to hotel push

Manor Property Group has brought forward plans for their first Qtel branded hotel north of the border for a prominent corner site at Sauchiehall Street.

The current Art Deco building, formerly a department store, would be given a new mansard roof under the tentative plans, which have yet to be submitted formally for planning consent.

One of half a dozen sites selected around the country for the rapidly expanding hotel chain the 108-bedroom will include its own restaurant and lounge bar in a revamped ground floor with two additional floors of accommodation inserted in the roof.

Outlining its thirst for expansion Manor wrote: “Manor has identified hotel's as a key area for development and intends to expand its existing nine hotel portfolio by developing six hotels of 100+ guestrooms, with the possibility of further expansion once this milepost has been reached.”

Sauchiehall Street has been racked by a series of fires and store closures in recent years but has benefitted from a programme of public realm improvements.


#1 Posted by Clarinda on 17 Jul 2019 at 17:14 PM
I actually don't mind this and least it is substantially better than it being knocked down. Reuse is great and we need to be flexible to keep listed buildings.

That being said I am not sure the shiny silver roof material is the way to go....
#2 Posted by EM0 on 17 Jul 2019 at 19:04 PM
This will be great for the street! I hope they do some public realm improvements in this last part of sauchiehall, it severely needs it!
#3 Posted by brian on 17 Jul 2019 at 20:14 PM
The old Dunnes store building,Really glad they can use this building,Looks good.
#4 Posted by David on 18 Jul 2019 at 10:11 AM
The existing building is a fantastic example of Art Deco, probably one of the best in the City.

For me a key element of this building is how it has a singular elevation treatment from canopy to parapet.

Adding two storeys of frankly clunky roof I think will ruin the character of this building, and also smacks of developer greed.

Yet another beautiful piece of rich Glasgow heritage compromised for ever.
#5 Posted by STW on 31 Jul 2019 at 09:43 AM
Glad to see this building not getting left empty like so many other city centre properties, let's be honest Sauchiehall St is becoming a bit of a dead zone with all the empty buildings.

The colour of the cladding to the new roof could have been bolder but otherwise think it's a nice scheme.

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