A NEW look is proposed for a high-profile Glasgow hotel, to improve fire safety and appearance.
An application has been made to reclad the Hilton Garden Inn beside the Clyde beside Finnieston Crane and the Scottish Events Campus.
The project concept statement is given as: “A strategy to reposition a prominent building on a prominent site by carefully capturing the historical industrious tones of the River Clyde to create a ‘jewel box’ of black and silver and reflection”.
A design document included with the application explains: “The building is compliant with the technical standards in place at the time of construction, however the client wishes to improve the building envelope for both fire performance and appearance.
“The cladding replacement also allows the opportunity to improve thermal performance, improve external lighting and enhance / improve the existing signage.
“This planning report, we believe, presents a viable and credible recladding strategy that will address both the principal fire safety concerns, whilst also improving the physical appearance of the building and its prominent presence on the waterfront.”
The six-storey Hilton Garden Inn has 164 rooms was constructed around 1999.