Plans for a 250-bedroom hotel in Glasgow have been given the green light.
The 16-storey hotel, designed by Hawkins Brown is being built for the Vienna House brand and sits next to the St Columba Gaelic church on the corner of St Vincent Street and Pitt Street.
Hawkins Brown said the building “respects” the city’s grid pattern of urban blocks, with the structural mass of the building stepped back from the street in order to respect the street views to the neighbouring Category B listed St Columba’s Church.
The form of the building works in partnership with a new landscaping scheme to “establish an enhanced area of public realm” on St. Vincent St, activating the streetscape and helping redefine pedestrian links around the site.
Charlotte Swanson, regional development manager at Artisan Real Estate, who acquired the development site in the summer of 2019, said: “The building as a first, also achieves Glasgow City Council’s required Gold Standard for carbon reduction, with air source Heat pumps providing low carbon space heating and heat generation for domestic hot water.
“The proposal achieves a 38% improvement on the CO2 emission requirements of the Scottish Technical Standards and a 20% reduction in annual CO2 emissions via Low and Zero Carbon Generating Technologies.”