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 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.