Mosaic submits hotel plan at Glasgow’s Blythswood Square
The first Adina Apartment Hotel in the UK has been earmarked for Glasgow city centre following Mosaic Architecture + Design’s resubmission of a planning application for a hotel at 249 West George Street.
While Mosaic already has planning consent for converting the existing office building at this address, this latest submission relates to consent for additional bedrooms for the proposed 4-star 110-bedroom Apartment Hotel.
The existing office building has already proven to be suitable for redevelopment for hotel use and will represent a valuable addition to the city’s leisure portfolio. The redevelopment of the existing Richard Seifert-designed office building has been carefully considered by Mosaic to provide an appropriate response to the site’s immediate context, whilst respecting the buildings unique fabric.
The proposed redevelopment will provide 110 apart-style bedroom suites within the existing building, together with the creation of a new glazed bedroom extension of the top floor.
Neil Haining, director of Mosaic, said: “The proposed extension to the existing top floor level will create high level suites with exemplary view across Blythswood Square. The overall increase in scale of the existing building has been carefully balanced with the scale of the adjacent B-listed properties surrounding Blythswood Square.”
The existing deteriorated facades will undergo a full ‘like-for-like’ replacement, with the existing sandstone cladding being removed and replaced, along with new glazed units which will meet current standards. An external courtyard area will provide a private external space for guests.
A new feature entrance on West George Street will provide access to ground floor bar and restaurant facilities while a new extension accommodating additional bedroom suites, external terrace area and plant space is proposed within the existing rear parking courtyard.