Lead Partner: Farrell + Clark Architects
Project Team: Developer: North Ltd., Glasgow.
Engineers: Odin Consulting Engineers, Glasgow
Project HistoryClick an image to enlarge
Glasgow City Centre, Custom House Quay
The proposed new building consists of ground and first floor
retail spaces with a 230 bed hotel over.
The aim is to enclose the end of St.Enoch Square with a building
of more appropriate mass and scale than the existing
building. The building will complete the link from Buchannan
Street, through St.Enoch's Square to join with the Clyde
The site is located within the Central Conservation Area and
backs onto the Custom House (listed category A) which fronts the
riverside. There are also a number of category B listed
buildings along Dixon Street.
The design of the new building reflects this
important location with a 7/8 storey building partly clad in honed
The lower stories have double height shopfront glazing providing
an active presence onto St Enoch Square. The external corners
are glazed with balconies to provide vertical features marking the
corner of Howard Street and Dixon Street.
It is intended that the hotel will be open in time for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth
Planning permission has been granted
Between 2003 and 2014 Clyde Waterfront was a strategic
partnership comprising the Scottish Government, Scottish
Enterprise, Glasgow City, Renfrewshire and West Dunbartonshire
Councils. Its purpose was to promote the economic, social and
environmental regeneration of 13 miles of the River Clyde from
Glasgow city centre to Dumbarton.