Ogilvie celebrates Glasgow hotel construction milestone

OGILVIE Construction is celebrating a crucial milestone in the building programme for the new AC by Marriott hotel in Glasgow, with the completion of the structural steel framework.

The 245-bed hotel, being built by Ogilvie for the Chris Stewart Group, will form part of a £100 million mixed use development aimed at transforming the north east corner of George Square in the city centre.

The project will incorporate the refurbished grade A-listed Parish Halls alongside the new build section.

Ogilvie revealed concrete floors were laid as the steel frame was erected and the next phase of the build will see the application of precast panels for the façade, along with roof works, windows and internal partitions.

The hotel is due for completion in mid-2022.

Donald MacDonald, MD of Ogilvie Construction, said, “Despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic the on-site team has made excellent progress in driving forward the construction programme and we look forward to continuing momentum through the remaining project phases to deliver a new high-quality facility in the heart of the city.”

Tim Currie, project director at the Chris Stewart Group (CSG), added, “Seeing the building take shape is extremely satisfying. This is a major development, which has needed careful planning through the disruption caused by the pandemic. We’re delighted that the project is on course to open to welcome visitors to Glasgow next year.”