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Revealed: First images of Stallan Brand's £20m Glasgow hotel plans

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Stallan Brand has submitted detailed plans for a 17-storey, 150-bed hotel next to the River Clyde in Glasgow 

The £20 million scheme in Dixon Street will sit at the end of Buchanan Street - the UK’s second busiest shopping avenue after Oxford Street - and includes 500m² of shops and restaurants.

Paul Stallan, director at Stallan Brand, said: ’The development will attract higher footfall and help remedy the disconnection between the city centre and the river.

’In the context of an evolving urbanism that embraces high density buildings along the riverfront, the proposal will meet all the requirements for City’s Tall Buildings Policy, providing an iconic installation to the Glasgow skyline.’

If approved, work is expected to start on site in autumn 2017. 

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Source: Stallan Brand

Model - Stallan Brand’s St Enoch Square proposals at 2-8 Dixon Street, Glasgow

Architects’ view

The project at the very end of ‘Style Mile’ is designed to dynamically address an important urban vista and respond to the local authority’s call for a bold design - one that not only contributes to the historic townscape but furthers the City’s aspirations to enhance Glasgow’s skyline and international image with exciting contemporary architecture.

In an evolving urban riverfront environment that embraces high density buildings, the proposal is encouraged by the City’s Tall Buildings Policy to be both iconic and firmly contextual.

Designed in close consultation with Glasgow City Council’s planning team and further to extensive public consideration, the proposal promotes a development; comprising 14 floors of hotel accommodation above, with retail and restaurant opportunity below. New areas of public realm are also proposed at both ground and rooftop level, providing opportunities for both an animated streetscape and iconic views over the River Clyde. Importantly the project aims to contribute to increased activity and the generation of a higher footfall in this location to improve the current disconnect between the City Centre and the River.

Critically the architects propose an architectural language of Glaswegian design, embedded in the memory of the city’s inhabitants, a meaningful architecture that responds to alternate street scenes. To the north overlooking St.Enochs Square the architecture is more figurative inspired by abstract images of Glasgow’s ships, bridges and cranes, whilst the elevation onto Dixon Street is more influenced by the Victorian City’s gridiron tradition.

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Source: Stallan Brand

Sketch

Project data

Location St.Enoch Square, 2-8 Dixon Street, Glasgow
Type of project Hotel (150 beds), Ground Floor Restaurant & Retail and Rooftop Bar
Client Clyde Dixon Land and Property Ltd
Architect Stallan Brand
Structural engineer Ramage Young
M&E consultant Hurley Palmer Flatt
Quantity surveyor Allan & Hanel
Tender date Summer 2017
Start on site date Autumn 2017
Completion date Late 2018
Contract duration 18 Months
Gross internal floor area Circa 7,000m²
Total cost Circa £20 million

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  • 'Critically' I wonder how many Glasgow folk will read the proposed rooftop accoutrements as intended by the architects, rather than as a disembodied 'flying' tenement chimney stack topped by a frozen windsock and flanked by a couple of mobile phone aerials - going by the developed images?

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