Work starts at first of five new Glasgow Travelodge sites

WORK is underway on the Mosaic-designed Queen Elizabeth Hospital Travelodge, located next to the Glasgow hospital.

The 60-bedroom, £3 million hotel is due for completion early 2019. It is one of five the hotel company plans to build across Glasgow as part of a programme to create 21 new hotels across Scotland, representing a £100 million investment and up to 400 new jobs.

The three-storey Queen Elizabeth Hospital Travelodge will include a ground floor bar-café.

Mosaic director Neil Haining said, “The site was formally occupied by the famous Alexander Stephen and Sons shipyard, which was once an icon of Glasgow’s illustrious industrial past. As times have changed, this has become a disused brownfield site which is now seeing substantial regeneration. As the site enjoys a prominent position within its urban context, it provides the opportunity to form a gateway building to this mixed-use regeneration site. A mixture of planting, shared surfaces and car parking will be used to integrate the hotel with a neighbouring village green as part of Linthouse Point.”

A spokesperson for Linthouse Business Park Ltd added, “This area has benefited from substantial investment and development in recent years and is currently reaping the benefits of the newly opened Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, which is located on the opposite side of Govan Road from the proposed development site. The proposed hotel development will therefore directly serve the users of the hospital and be a valuable addition to the local community.”