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Hotel diversification prompt Gartnavel apartment bid

September 30 2020

Hotel diversification prompt Gartnavel apartment bid

An application for planning in principle has been filed on behalf of Jurys Inn & Leonardo Hotels to develop part of a customer car park at the Leonardo Inn Hotel at Shelley Road, Glasgow, to form 49 apartments.

A 0.84-acre site has been identified for the build overlooking the ornamental Bingham's Pond, adjacent to Gartnavel Hospital, with outdoor terraces and a roof deck maximising views across the water.

A planning statement prepared by 3DReid read: "The new development sits adjacent to the existing hotel building, and is of a mass which is consistent with it’s surrounding context. The building is orientated to address Bingham’s pond, with the majority of apartments offered with an aspect across the open space."

The six-floor block will stand above a basement car park and ground floor cycle provision will be provided for in the finalised design. A direct pedestrian link to Great Western Road will also be provided.

An early massing model envisages a partner block consistent with the existing hotel
An early massing model envisages a partner block consistent with the existing hotel


Graeme McCormick
#1 Posted by Graeme McCormick on 30 Sep 2020 at 16:04 PM
not much chance of a room with a view from the hotel then?
#2 Posted by Toto on 30 Sep 2020 at 20:00 PM
How many people look out the window in a city centre hotel? I've stayed in one's where I've never looked behind the curtain....
William Wilson
#3 Posted by William Wilson on 1 Oct 2020 at 08:41 AM
The city needs more accommodation
#4 Posted by Mcainsh on 27 Nov 2020 at 22:31 PM
This could be a disaster to a very favourite place of natural beauty both for wildlife and all who live around and who have this for regular walks
. I doubt if the owners of the proposed flats would encourage the continued use of the pond by locals and hospital patients. Few such peaceful sites exist for the residents of an already overpopulated town
#5 Posted by K.Bumke on 6 Dec 2020 at 18:33 PM
Far too large a development. It will tower over the pond.
There is already pedestrian access to GWRvia the pond.
Where will clients of the hotel park afterwards - assuming that the hotel will re-open.
Dave Holladay
#6 Posted by Dave Holladay on 10 Dec 2020 at 10:32 AM
The last thing we need are more car users trying to get in & out of the restricted access to the Gartnaval Hospital site, plus a loss of mature green space. It also runs counter to the best practice from Jan Gehl on building heights for a connected community, and the dire warning from Adam McNaughton, following the city's short lived policy of high rise housing "Nae mair hooses o'er piece flingin' height"

A far better development would be to deliver a new access to the Hospital from Clarence Drive which incorporates a proper station building with retail space (local small supermarket), and direct access from a main road, with a bus route, plus some residential units on upper levels, providing for a future 4-platform Hyndland Station

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