A MAJOR expansion of one of Glasgow City Centre’s landmark hotels is being proposed.
A planning application have been submitted to Glasgow City Council seeking permission for a roof extension at the Radisson Blu in Argyle Street.
If approved by city officials, there would be three floors with 141 rooms added to the distinctive 247-room building, which opened in 2002.
A design statement included with the application explains that, following “an appraisal of the current business model and operations”, building owners Pandox “identified the opportunity for expansion”
In particular, the expansion would “support the successful conference facility” that the Radisson Blu offers.
The statement argues that a scheme design has been arrived at “which aligns commercial, planning, design and other relevant considerations to deliver a high-quality upper-storey extension that will make a very positive contribution to the site, the surrounding streetscape and the wider city.”
A separate application has been made regarding other changes including alterations to the front of the hotel at ground floor level and the existing pub becoming a retail unit.