Hotel la Tour for Central Quay

29 Aug 2008

The Arlington Business Parks Partnership fund (ABPP), which is managed by international property group Goodman, has secured a contemporary four-star standard conference hotel operator Hotel la Tour at Glasgow Central Quay, on Glasgow's Waterfront.

It is the first development to be announced since Hotel la Tour was launched last year by conference business entrepreneurs Norman Bellone and Jane Schofield, formerly of Hayley Conference Centres.  Hotel la Tour is understood to be looking at up to 12 potential locations across the UK.

A detailed planning application has been submitted to Glasgow City Council for a 189-bedroom four-star hotel, which will be known for its stylish design, modern, contemporary interiors and its unique high profile Clyde-side location, offering 9th floor executive suites with balconies overlooking the river. The hotel will be highly visible from Glasgow's Kingston Bridge and will have easy access to the M8 Motorway through the City

The planned hotel will have a 142-cover restaurant, conferencing and gym facilities.  It will also offer 107 car-parking spaces underneath the building, and its development includes improvements to public infrastructure, with a new junction built onto the A814 Anderston Quay road and public realm improvements into Central Quay.

This is the first of Hotel la Tour's concept hotels to be announced in the UK, and is a demonstration of the growing demand for high-quality beds located within easy reach of Glasgow City Centre.  The hotel is located at the heart of Glasgow's International Financial Services District (IFSD) now home to international financial services companies such as BNP Paribas, Barclays Stockbrokers and JP Morgan. It will be located within a 5-minute walk from the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), and a 10-minute walk into Glasgow's main commercial and shopping centre,

James Raven, Goodman's development director for UK Business Parks commented: "This is a great announcement for Central Quay and for Glasgow.  We have entered into an agreement with Hotel la Tour, who are rolling out this exciting new hotel concept across the UK at the moment, to deliver their inaugural hotel in the city.  This tells you how well Glasgow is performing as a city, and emphasises the strength of the Central Quay location.  We look forward to working closely with Hotel la Tour and with the City Council to ensure the successful development of a world-class hotel and conference facility that will also further advance the regeneration of this piece of Clyde-side real estate."

Goodman was advised by DTZ, while Hotel la Tour was represented by Jones Lang Lasalle.

  • Detail of architect's impression

Project details
  • Central Quay phase 1 and 2