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Glasgow riverfront moves onwards and upwards with tower consent

November 12 2019

Glasgow riverfront moves onwards and upwards with tower consent

Glasgow City Council planners have given the all-clear to a riverfront hotel and rooftop restaurant which will tower 20 storeys above the River Clyde after Scottish Ministers opted not to intervene in the case.

Spearheaded by Young & Gault Architects and Citihome the glass high-rise will replace an existing three-storey building at the corner of Dixon and Clyde Street, facing the La Paionaira monument with a ground-floor restaurant, café and gym.

This has been developed in concert with Civic Engineers to tie-in with the council’s Avenue ambitions including mitigations against potential wind shear.

Explaining their decision to award consent the planners wrote: “The proposal was considered to be in accordance with the development plan and there were no material considerations which outweighed the proposal's accordance with the development plan.”

Elevations will take the form of intersecting natural stone and metallic ‘red oxide’ fins to reflect Glasgow’s heritage as a city of built from stone and steel.


#1 Posted by Alf on 12 Nov 2019 at 13:22 PM
Hmm, meanwhile down the street a tower is sitting languishing.

Does anyone know what is happening with the stalled one? It doesn't look like any progress has been made in months.
#2 Posted by Charlie_ on 12 Nov 2019 at 14:56 PM
Alf - it is fairly bizarre, yes. Afaik consent for the change of use was granted a year ago and they signed up 'tribe' as operator in the summer so there's no way of knowing what the delay is.

Speaking if delays- the operator behind this scheme currently operates zero hotels so i'll personally be surprised to see a crane appear any time soon.
#3 Posted by Darren on 12 Nov 2019 at 21:17 PM
Is there not a crane there already?
#4 Posted by Dulnain on 12 Nov 2019 at 22:57 PM
Interesting view of a anywhere hotel entrance. Pity the whole 20 floors are not shown in context - or there again!
#5 Posted by Terra on 19 Nov 2019 at 10:53 AM
dats braw! Gerri built glesga! mare height!

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