PLANNERS have approved a major expansion of one of Glasgow City Centre’s landmark hotels.
Council officials have agreed to proposals for a roof extension at the Radisson Blu in Argyle Street.
It will have three floors, adding 141 rooms to the distinctive 247-room building, which opened in 2002.
A design statement included with the application explained that, following “an appraisal of the current business model and operations”, building owners Pandox “identified the opportunity for expansion”.
In particular, the expansion will “support the successful conference facility” that the Radisson Blu offers.
The document stated that a scheme design had 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 for other changes including alterations to the front of the hotel at ground floor level and the existing pub becoming a retail unit has also received consent.