An £18 million bespoke hotel development on the site currently occupied by Oswald House and the adjacent vacant site on Glasgow’s Broomielaw has been granted planning approval.
Mosaic Architecture + Design submitted the application on behalf of HMH One Clyde last year.
Forming a prominent corner of the Broomielaw with excellent views of the River Clyde and the arterial railway lines linking into Central Station, the site at 66-74 Broomielaw Street, Oswald Chambers and 9 Oswald Street sits within the International Financial Services District, and designated Glasgow Central Conservation area.
Oswald Chambers and 9 Oswald Street are both B Listed buildings. The gap site between Oswald Chambers and the Clydeport Building is currently vacant.
At the time the application was submitted, Neil Haining, director of Mosaic, said: “The height of the proposed design is five storeys, with upper floors articulated to form enlarged feature dormers referencing those of Oswald Chambers.
“This contemporary interpretation of the traditional roofscape creates interest at high level and preserves the views of domes to the adjacent Clydeport building.”
Alec Knowles, director at HMH One Clyde, added: “Today, there are many vacant plots and brownfield sites along the Clyde. Such sites must be reclaimed as viable pieces of urban fabric to prevent unnecessary expansion and achieve Glasgow’s long-term aspirations for a high-quality built environment.
“Redevelopment of this prominent corner site will fill a long vacant brownfield gap and contribute to the revitalisation of the Clyde waterfront.
“Glasgow is anticipating a rise in demand for dedicated short stay accommodation with increased activity forecast in both the tourism/ leisure and business conferencing sectors, which this development will directly address.”