Qtel Hotel , Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

Qtel Hotel , Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

Client: Manor Property Group

Area: 112 Bedrooms

Status: Planning

Detailed planning permission has been submitted to convert the former Dunnes Stores building in Glasgow into a 112-bedroom hotel and café/restaurant on behalf of Manor Property Group for a Qtel branded Hotel.

The project will represent an investment of more than £12 million. Proposals include a rooftop extension to provide bedroom accommodation, while the ground floor will house the hotel reception and bar/restaurant and lounge. The basement will feature a private hotel gym, meeting rooms for hire and back of house accommodation.

The design is respectful of the existing building and context, using a traditional mansard form re-interpreted in a modern fashion with new materiality. While undertaking research into the existing property, we discovered that the now demolished building that sat on the site previously was Glasgow’s very own ‘Balmoral Hotel’

Built in 1929, the existing building was known affectionately to many Glaswegians as the C&A department store. The building will now commence a new chapter in its life as a Qtel – budget boutique hotel, where city-goers can meet in convivial surrounding, whilst visitors to the city can stay in stylish comfort.