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New Strathclyde Accommodation Building, western Scotland design by 3DReid Architects

23 Sep 2019

3DReid’s Hotel Plans approved for Wellington House

3DReid’s plans have been approved to transform Wellington House into a boutique hotel.

The Wellington in Glasgow Hotel:
The Wellington in Glasgow Hotel
image courtesy of Picto Studios and 3Reid

The Wellington in Glasgow Hotel by 3DReid

Glasgow’s B-listed Wellington House will be re-imagined as The Wellington which will involve the sensitive conversion of the Listed building into a city centre 98-bed boutique hotel and serviced apartments.

3DReid is working withDeveloper Henley Homes Group on their ambitious planswhich have been granted planning permission by Glasgow City Council.

The B-listed court has been used as office space and a tribunal, and since it was first built in the late 1800s, it has maintained its historic external facade.

Wellington House is a prominent building on the corner of two important city centre streets, and contributes to the distinctive character of the area. Therefore a key responsibility of the project is to implement a new use which is appropriate and suited to the configuration of the listed building and offers this building a sustainable future.

Situated within the Glasgow Central Conservation Area the building has largely been reduced to a retained façade following prior remodelling work carried out in the 1990s, at which point a neighbouring building was also amalgamated.

Andrew Marshall, Associate Director, at 3DReid advised Planners that: “The hotel will be developed by Henley’s Rogue City Hotels brand, bringing to market, a product that provides the best of both boutique hotels and serviced apartments.”

“This high quality building, which is currently unoccupied, will be sensitively restored and brought back to use throughout the day and into the evening. Located on a corner plot, the front of house accommodation will have an immediate positive relationship with the street.”
“The building has been unlocked for hotel use by sympathetic modifications to the Wellington Street entrance externally, whilst internally, floor plates have been modified to present a grand, but efficient volume in which to arrive.”

The overarching aims of the project is to offer a sustainable future for a grade B listed building, implement a viable and sympathetic re-use for the building and maintain the appearance of the listed facade with minimal contemporary interventions.

The Wellington in Glasgow Hotel – Building Information

Visuals © Picto Studios / 3DReid

Project team:
Client – Henley Homes
Architect – 3DReid
Planning Consultant – Ryden
Structural & Civil Engineer – Curtins
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer – Cundall
Heritage Consultant – Turley

3D Reid Architects

3DReid Architects

3DReid is an award-winning creative architecture and design studio specialising in the design and delivery of complex new-build and refurbishment projects. We provide full architectural services, masterplanning and interior design.

We are a team of over 130 people located across five UK studios, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and London. Our cross sector experience includes Airports, Culture & Community, Education, Hotels, Industrial, Leisure, Offices, Residential, Retail and Urban Regeneration.

Our team has extensive experience and an impressive track record working with a range of hospitality clients. We specialise in designing hotel environments and have designed exemplary 3, 4 & 5 star hotels, boutique hotels and high-end residential. We believe our experience working in the hotel sector has given us expertise and insight to understand client’s aspirations for the architectural design, interiors and finishes.

3DReid’s hotel team is currently working with Gleneagles five-star luxury hotel in Perthshire and Gleneagles Club in Edinburgh, Malmaison in Edinburgh’s City Centre, Cameron House reinstatement and extension on Loch Lomond and the major refurbishment and expansion of Goodwood Hotel in Chichester.

3DReid won three Scottish Design Awards in 2019 as well as a commendation for interior design. 3DReid won the overall ‘Chairman’s Award for Architecture’ and ‘Low Cost Project Under 200k’ for Avonbridge United Reformed and the Thistle Garden Rooms for the Thistle charity won the ‘Future Building’ category. Hotel Indigo Manchester was also Highly Commended in the ‘Interior Design’ category.

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