New Hotel Plan for Glasgow

17 May 2012

The historic Custom House Quay on Clyde Street at the Broomielaw is the subject of a £24 million plan to build the latest addition to the city's impressive stock of top quality hotels, introducing the Double Tree by Hilton brand to the city centre for the first time.

The joint developers Ashcap Property Fund, Revcap of London and Ashbourne in Ireland are behind the plans and architect Babak Sasan of Sasanbell Studios has worked closely with Hilton's design team to design a 50 metre, 12 storey high hotel which will conserve the A listed facade and regenerate the old stone building with bars and a restaurant in a courtyard under a glass roof.  The plans have now been lodged with Glasgow City Council.

Subject to planning consent, construction work could start on site in January 2013 with completion expected by late 2014.

Scott Taylor, Chief Executive of Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, said, "This latest proposed hotel development at Custom House on Clyde Street demonstrates the confidence developers have in Glasgow's potential as both a leading short-break and business destination.  The presence of a new 4* city centre hotel will further strengthen Glasgow's attractiveness to major events and conference organisers."