New hotel planned for ex-Glasgow Garden Festival site

MOSAIC Architecture + Design has submitted a planning application with Iceni Projects for the construction of a Holiday Inn hotel on the site of the former Glasgow Garden Festival at Pacific Quay.

The 150-bedroom hotel will feature seven storeys with a first floor split between conferencing and co-working space and a Skybar on the top floor offering views across the River Clyde.

The project represents an investment of more than £18 million in Glasgow by developer Pacific Quay Developments. The hotel will be operated by RBH Hospitality Management and has been tipped to create more than 50 permanent jobs.

Mosaic director Neil Haining said, “This development has been carefully designed in response to the site’s immediate context within Pacific Quay and provides the area with a new business hotel of appropriate scale and with high quality materials. The overall scale of the development has been carefully balanced with the BBC headquarters to the west and STV Glasgow to the east of the site and completes the last water frontage site along Pacific Quay.”

Malcolm Pearson, director of Pacific Quay Developments added, “Although situated on one of the prime remaining waterfront sites to be developed in Glasgow, this site has lain derelict for over 15 years. With Scottish Events Campus (SEC) aiming to enhance its conference and exhibition offer by extending circa 200,000sq ft, adding further pressure on accommodation provision, Holiday Inn Pacific Quay will constitute an outstanding addition to Glasgow’s hospitality offering to a key strategic site for Glasgow, bringing new opportunities for economic growth to the city.”