ISG wins £5.5m Glasgow city centre contract

An artist’s impression of the view from the building’s new balcony

Construction services firm ISG has been awarded the contract to convert Glasgow’s Anchor Line Building to create a 64-bed aparthotel.

The £5.5 million contract for the White Building Development Company will see the building’s existing six floors refurbished, with fixtures and fittings stripped out to make way for new mechanical and electrical services and a passenger lift. 64 studio and one-bed apartments will then be created.

Several original features including glazed tiles, terrazzo flooring, timber wall panelling, safes and fireplaces are to remain.

Externally, the building’s windows are to be replaced with high-performance timber and metal units and a single-storey recessed rooftop extension is to be added.

The building, which is located on St Vincent Place, currently houses the Anchor Line and Atlantic restaurants on the ground floor and basement levels.

Andy McLinden, managing director of ISG’s UK Construction North and Scotland business, commented, “There is a renaissance in the Scottish luxury hospitality sector, especially in key locations in our urban centres. With limited scope for new build developments, this has resulted in growing demand to adapt and transform existing property assets into high-end hotels.

“These often-complex conversion projects present significant construction and logistical challenges and this is why an increasing number of clients are entrusting their schemes with ISG.”