Plans approved for £90m hotel revamp of Glasgow’s Custom House

Artisan Real Estate has gained planning permission for its £90 million redevelopment of the Custom House by the River Clyde.

The investment partnership, which purchased the site in August 2017, will now transform the historic sandstone Grade A-Listed building into Scotland’s first Clayton Hotel – a four-star development including 300 bedrooms, a bar, restaurant and conference facilities.

Plans approved for £90m hotel revamp of Glasgow’s Custom House

The development area covers 2,700 sq m including the historic Custom House and two adjacent buildings straddling the corner of Clyde Street and Dixon Street.

A 150-room aparthotel is also planned for the adjacent tenement buildings, together with street level bars and restaurants.

Clive Wilding, project director at Artisan, said: “It’s a hugely significant opportunity to bring Glasgow’s waterfront back into the vibrant heart of its city centre. For too long the Custom House and neighbouring tenements have become forgotten about and have mostly been vacant for the past decade.”

Glasgow-based Sheppard Robson is the architect for the scheme, with Caldwell Consulting delivering services design and Quattro civils and structural engineers.

The project has a completion target of mid-2020.

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