Planning granted for Glasgow Quay hotel and restaurant

04 December 2012

4 Dec 2012

Planning consent has been granted for a new 180 bed Premier Inn and Thyme Restaurant, designed by Lawrence McPherson Associates, for Whitbread PLC at Pacific Quay in Glasgow.

Located on the South side of the river in the heart of Creative Clyde, the new 6 storey hotel will sit next to the BBC Scotland building and directly opposite the SECC and the 'Armadillo'. The larger Pacific Quay development sits on the site of the former Glasgow garden Festival which was held in 1988.

The hotel is of a contemporary design and has been designed 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 faces the Clyde with an external dining area adjacent to the river creating a range of dining experiences for guests and to reinforce the active frontage of the building.
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.

The hotel is of a contemporary design and has been designed 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 faces the Clyde with an external dining area adjacent to the river creating a range of dining experiences for guests and to reinforce the active frontage of the building.

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.

Plans have also been submitted for the construction of a new 120 bed hotel by De Vere Village Hotels and Scottish Enterprise as part of moves to redevelop the former Glasgow Garden Festival site.

Creative Clyde is delivered in partnership with Scottish Enterprise, Glasgow City Council, Creative Scotland, BBC Scotland, University of Glasgow, Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), STV, Raise the Roof Productions, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, Film City Glasgow, and Glasgow Science Centre.