Construction begins on Merchant City 'hybrid' hotel
September 18 2021
An innovative hospitality concept is to deliver what is being billed as the largest hotel in Scotland in Glasgow's Merchant City by marrying traditional hotel rooms with student accommodation, co-working and co-living spaces.
Drawing everything together under one roof the 500-bed hotel will anchor the £300m Candleriggs Quarter, a 3.6-acre brownfield site being developed as a joint venture between Drum Property Group and Stamford Investments.
The Student Hotel (TSH) is the European operators first UK venture and is to be delivered under a £50m design and build contract by Gilbert-Ash, that includes landscaped open spaces, pedestrian paths and a new public square to bed the category-defying build into its local context.
Gilbert-Ash managing director, Ray Hutchinson said: “... this innovative development in the centre of Glasgow has the ability to re-write the handbook on how student accommodation is constructed."
TSH Head of Development UK, Ilya Tabachinskiy adds: “TSH Glasgow will be Scotland’s largest hotel with extensive café/restaurant, co-working and highly designed open social spaces available to all, visitors and local neighbours alike.”
TSH is expected to open in July 2023 with work on phase 2, a 346-bed build to rent scheme, expected to get underway 'shortly'.
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