Plans unveiled for skyscraper

18-storey hotel for Glasgow’s riverbank

Proposed hotel viewed from St Enoch square (contributed)
Proposed hotel viewed from St Enoch Square (contributed)

An 18-storey skyscraper hotel is being proposed for the banks of the Clyde in central Glasgow.

Developer Clyde Dixon Land and Property it wants to create a “landmark building” at the coner of Dixon Street and Clyde Street. It would be one of the tallest buildings in the country.

Spokesman for the company Miriam White said: “This is a ­fantastic opportunity to create a landmark building which will bring a range of people together in a combined city/waterfront location.”

It would include a ground-floor restaurant and retail unit and a rooftop bar with spectacular views over the city and beyond.

One thought behind the plan is to provide a southern tip to the city’s “Style Mile” connecting Sauchiehall St and Buchanan Street with the river.

Architects at Stallan-Brand, who worked on the 2014 Commonwealth Games village, have drawn inspiration from ships, bridges and cranes.

A spokesman for the practice said: “The challenge of creating a tall, iconic building which improves Glasgow’s skyline and international image is one we relish.

“It is always exciting to be part of changes which enhance the vitality of a city.”

Work is scheduled to begin next autumn with completion a year later if it gets approval from the city council.

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