LUXURY City Centre Radisson Development Would Keep Historic Facade

28 February, 2024 | Hotels, Listed / Historic Buildings

THE facade of a historic Glasgow City Centre building looks set to be kept under plans for a luxury hotel/short-stay apartment complex.

The development for Radisson at B-listed 86-90 Maxwell Street and neighbouring 40 Fox Street is being proposed by Regent Property.

Both premises, which are behind the St Enoch Centre, would be demolished under the plans although online public consultation documents state: “Regent Property is willing to incur the additional costs involved in retaining the Category B Listed facade of 90 Maxwell St and incorporating it within the development proposals.”

Redeveloping the buildings is considered economically unviable.

Maxwell Street at Fox Street

The developer continues: “All attempts to redevelop the properties over the last thirty years have been found to be economically unviable, with the buildings remaining vacant and in a dilapidated and deteriorating condition.”

The development would be the first UK site for the Radisson Hotel & Serviced Apartments concept, with opening scheduled for 2027. It would include a rooftop bar and lounge with views across the city plus a restaurant, a gym, and meeting spaces.

Adela Cristea, vice-president, business development UK, Ireland and Nordics at Radisson Hotel Group, said: “The brand-new upscale project will consist of a combination of stylish contemporary bedrooms and spacious luxury studio and one-bed apartments in the signature Radisson design.

“Radisson Hotel & Serviced Apartments Glasgow will perfectly complement our award-winning Radisson RED and Radisson Blu properties, both established, great brand representations in this amazing city.”

The Maxwell Street building was constructed around 1868 for McCorquodales Printers. It features on the Buildings at Risk register.

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