Plans unveiled for skyscraper
18-storey hotel for Glasgow’s riverbank
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.