Green light for Wellington House hotel plan

Image credit: Picto Studios and 3DReid

3DReid has announced that plans to transform Glasgow’s B-Listed Wellington House into a boutique hotel have been approved.

The business said the building will be ‘re-imagined’ as The Wellington, which will involve the ‘sensitive conversion’ of the premises into a 98-bed hotel and serviced apartments.

3DReid is working with developer Henley Homes Group on the plans, which have been granted planning permission by Glasgow City Council.

The site has been used as office space and a tribunal, and since it was first built in the late 1800s, it has maintained its historic external facade.

Situated within the Glasgow Central Conservation Area, 3DReid explained that Wellington House has largely been reduced to a retained façade following prior remodelling work carried out in the 1990s, at which point a neighbouring building was also amalgamated.

Andrew Marshall, associate director at 3DReid advised planners that, “The hotel will be developed by Henley’s Rogue City Hotels brand, bringing to market a product that provides the best of both boutique hotels and serviced apartments.

“This high quality building, which is currently unoccupied, will be sensitively restored and brought back to use throughout the day and into the evening. Located on a corner plot, the front of house accommodation will have an immediate positive relationship with the street.

“The building has been unlocked for hotel use by sympathetic modifications to the Wellington Street entrance externally, whilst internally, floor plates have been modified to present a grand, but efficient volume in which to arrive.”