Waterfront hotel at Pacific Quay
Lead Partner: Whitbread PLC
Other Partners: Lawrence McPherson
Project Team: Lawrence McPherson Associates : Architects
Lawrence McPherson Associates : Planning Consultants
Project managers : Baqus Fletcher McNeil
Structural and Civil Engineers : Ramsay and Chalmers
M+E designers : Dynamic Design
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Pacific Quay & SECC, Pacific Quay
This new hotel is located next to the BBC, with easy access to
SECC and The Hydro via Bell's Bridge.
The contemporary design of the hotel has been created to
maintain the strong building edge to the river and to provide a
transition between the two very different heights of the
neighbouring buildings. The Thyme restaurant is contained within a
contemporary glass box with an external dining area right next to
The design also provides for a new public space which links
Bells Bridge to Pacific Quay, formalising a key pedestrian link
from the SECC to the site and beyond.
In line with Whitbread PLC's corporate responsibility programme,
aimed at reducing carbon emissions by 26% by 2020, the Hotel has
been designed to meet these targets, encompassing low carbon design
and specification and incorporating many energy saving
The planning application was submitted after an extended period
of public consultation in line with the new planning regulations
where comments were sought from the public, local interest groups
and the users of the neighbouring buildings via meetings and a
public exhibition. The feedback and comments received were
incorporated into the design submitted for planning consent.
Planning consent was granted in December 2012.
Construction work is now under way.
Spring 2013 - Spring 2014
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.