A new addition

Architectural practice Mosaic Architecture + Design, has secured Glasgow City Council planning approval to build an £18m Holiday Inn Pacific Quay hotel on the site of the former Glasgow Garden Festival.


Situated in an unrivalled position on the south bank of the River Clyde, the 150-executive bedroom hotel will feature seven storeys with a first floor split between conferencing and co-working space and a Skybar on the top floor offering views across the river to the iconic Finnieston Crane and beyond.

The development team, which in addition to Mosaic comprises planning consultant Gary Mappin at Iceni Projects and Malcolm Pearson, director of Pacific Quay Developments, say that the planning approval will kick start the recently launched Clyde Mission, which brings together public and private sector partners to harness the opportunities and competitive advantage of the River Clyde and the surrounding assets to deliver economic, social and environmental benefits.

Neil Haining, Director of Mosaic, noted: “The overall scale of the development has been carefully balanced with the BBC headquarters to the west and STV Glasgow to the east of the site and completes the last waterfrontage site along Pacific Quay.”