Go ahead for 300ft tall Jumeirah Hotel

11 Oct 2009

By Graeme Murray, Evening Times

Council chiefs have cleared a final hurdle to allow a dramatic £125million hotel tower to be built in Glasgow.

The 300ft tall Jumeirah Hotel in the International Financial Services District will have 160 rooms and 85 serviced apartments.

Work on the six-star tower, which will be one of Glasgow's tallest buildings, had been delayed due to issues over the ownership of the Argyle Street site.

The lack of progress prompted Glasgow City Council to apply for a compulsory purchase order which has now been granted by a Scottish Government Reporter.

A council spokesman said: "The government have ruled in favour of the council's position on CPO for the site."

Work should start on the building next summer and it could be completed early in 2012.

The landmark tower designed by Ian Simpson Architects has a triple glazed atrium entrance, rooftop bar and healthclub.

Some property owners on the site are thought to have been offered more than £1million for their properties, well above market value.

Pawnbrokers Robert Biggar in Argyle Street is to move across the road from their present site.

Reproduced with the permission of the Herald & Times Group.

  • Ground floor detail of architect's impression by Uniform, PPD Ltd and Ian Simpson Architects

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