Planning consent given for Glasgow boutique hotel

George Sell By George Sell
22 November 2018 | Updated 22 November 2018

UK: Developer Marshall CDP has been granted planning consent for a 57-key “world-class boutique” hotel in a historic Blythswood Square building in Glasgow.

The developer already had permission for a 44-bedroom venue but has now been given the go-ahead for a bigger development at the central Glasgow location.

The new proposal comprises 5 to 7 Blythswood Square - the previous one was for 6 and 7 Blythswood Square.)

A report by Glasgow planners said: "The proposed alterations to the buildings would respect the architectural character and features of the building and would be in keeping with the character of the Conservation Area."

The entrance to 5 Blythswood Square was remodelled by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for the Lady Artists' Club in 1905. The B-listed properties were built in 1826 as townhouses and were last used as offices.

Documents submitted with the application state: "With no proposed alterations to existing massing, proposed accommodation is configured within the existing volume, respectful of the existing fabric and configuration where practical whilst delivering a world class 59-bed boutique hotel leisure and hospitality venue."

There is already one hotel on the square, the Principal Blythswood Square Hotel.

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