£18MILLION Broomielaw Hotel Development Gets Go-Ahead

20 August, 2022 | Hotels, Listed / Historic Buildings

How the development would look

PLANS for a hotel development at a prominent gap site between historic Glasgow City Centre buildings have been approved.

Developer HMH One Clyde has been given planning permission for an £18million proposal which involves a large new-build element and conversion of B-listed premises at Broomielaw and Oswald Street. The whole complex will have 123 bedrooms.

The application was given the go-ahead by city planners.

At the time the application was submitted last summer, Alec Knowles, director at HMH One Clyde, said: “There are many vacant plots and brownfield sites along the Clyde. Such sites must be reclaimed as viable pieces of urban fabric to prevent unnecessary expansion and achieve Glasgow’s long-term aspirations for a high-quality built environment.

“Redevelopment of this prominent corner site will fill a long vacant brownfield gap and contribute to the revitalisation of the Clyde waterfront.

“Glasgow is anticipating a rise in demand for dedicated short-stay accommodation with increased activity forecast in both the tourism/ leisure and business conferencing sectors, which this development will directly address.”

A separate application was submitted last month seeking to demolish a neighbouring mid-19th century building on Oswald Street, also to make way for a hotel.

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