Glasgow approves hotel plans for Wellington House



3DReid has gained planning consent to transform Glasgow’s B-listed Wellington House into a boutique hotel.

The practice is working with developer Henley Homes Group on the sensitive conversion of the listed building into a 98-bed boutique hotel known as The Wellington as well as serviced apartments.

A prominent building on the corner of two important city centre streets, Wellington House 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 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 St entrance externally, whilst internally, floor plates have been modified to present a grand, but efficient volume in which to arrive.”

Project team

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


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