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Hotel Evolution For Evolution House

Remember Evolution House, a planned office block by architect firm Cooper Cromar for central Glasgow? It could soon be transformed into a hotel scheme if new proposals get planning approval.

Revised plans by owner, Buccleugh Property, for the site have been mooted that will see a hotel constructed in the place of the approved office scheme. This has led to a number of revisions in the development with the project now set to have thirteen floors instead of the previous nine. Part of this is simply because hotel floors have a lower floor-to-floor height than a top spec office building so one can fit more levels into the same sized building envelope.

The curving limestone façade from the prior plans is to be retained. Instead it will be extended to respond more to the curving nature of the site along Argyle Street creating an uninterrupted sweeping frontage. The two penthouse floors will be set back mitigating the impression of height from the immediate environs, whilst the façade bounding Hope Street will be glazed.

Within the hotel will be 374 rooms, a double height reception area, and a dedicated service entrance set off Midland Lane. The £19 million project has already got a tenant in the form of the Motel One brand meaning that a rapid start is likely on site if Glasgow City Council approve the development.

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