Planning permission has been granted for the UK’s first Vienna House hotel.
The four-star hotel shall be situated subsequent to St Columba Gaelic church on St Vincent Avenue in Glasgow’s city centre.
The property will offer 250 rooms, a bar, restaurant and health club, and will be housed inside a brand new building replacing two 1980s workplace blocks.
In response to a press launch by Hawkins Brown – architects for the venture – “The building respects the city’s grid pattern of urban blocks, with the structural mass of the building stepped back from the street in order to respect the street views to the neighbouring Category B listed St Columba’s Church”.
The press release also states that “Glazed terracotta rainscreen cladding is proposed in three shades of green, set within an articulated limestone frame of double-height bays, making reference to the historic use of ceramics in Glasgow”.
“The moulded terracotta panels work with the articulated limestone grid to create a play of light and shadow across the façade,” it continues.
The building can even be the primary to attain Glasgow Metropolis Council’s required Gold Norms for carbon reduction, with air source heat pumps offering low carbon area heating and heat technology for domestic hot water.
Austrian group Vienna House at present has round 50 properties throughout 4 brands in eight nations. Last year the group announced it had acquired 17 hotels and two forthcoming properties in Germany and Switzerland.