Glasgow riverfront moves onwards and upwards with tower consent
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November 12 2019
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.
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