Skypark set for business hotel first

21 Apr 2011

A multi-million pound project to create Scotland’s first business hotel concept has been unveiled. Skypark in Finnieston, Glasgow is to be developed to provide a campus aimed at providing extra facilities for its tenant firms’ staff.

Owners at Skypark, Moorfield Group and Resonance Capital, have announced two key appointments to roles in the upgrade.

Mark Bruce, a specialist hotel interior designer at 3D Reid Architects who revamped Cameron House at Loch Lomond, has been drafted in with Camille Lorigo, an award-winning New York fashion entrepreneur and founder of Glasgow-based former boutique Che Camille.

The new concept will offer a concierge service, similar to a hotel, as well as a stylish tenants' lounge.

Skypark will be updated with office refurbishments, lift lobbies and entrances, lighting, lift improvements and the introduction of more on-site amenities for tenants such as showers for cyclists.

The first phase of improvements will begin immediately, with the completion scheduled for spring 2013.

Skypark extends to 560,000 sq ft and has a workforce of almost 3000 working in office, retail, academic and studio accommodation.

Glasgow School Art will bring a further 700 people when it arrives on site this summer.

The new owners have completed four new lettings since it took ownership in November.

Source: The Evening Times - Skypark set for business hotel first