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Glasgow Plans For 32 Floor Tower

Whilst other British cities outside of London are suffering badly in the skyscraper stakes with projects cancelled, abandoned half built, and leading local developers going bust, Glasgow seems to be having few of these problems.

Hot on the heels of their planned Jumeriah Hotel and the Albany, two of the largest proposals for the city centre ever, comes another tower which promises to trump them both in the height stakes - the Savoy Centre.

Developed by PBN Properties of Belfast, who are the current owners of the site, the scheme promises a complete rebuild of the shopping centre on Sauchiehall Street plus a new tower with a 221 bedroom hotel and 6,000 square metres of new office space.

In addition to this the tower will also contain two restaurants, one which will be a double height eating venue on its sixteenth level, with a second eatery near the very top of the tower situated on the thirtieth floor.

The scheme is made up a series of rectangular vertical blocks stacked alongside each other and stepping down. Three of them will be clad in reflective floor to ceiling glazing with slender vertical strips adding slight detail to what would otherwise be entirely monotonous facades. Indentations between each floor articulate the spacing of each storey of the building.

Noticeable in the centre of the tower is the middle restaurant with its double height glazing interrupting the cladding pattern whilst the other restaurant at the top has wrap around glazed walls that will provide uninterrupted views of Glasgow.

In contrast with the reflective glass of the main bodies of the building, the other vertical sections are clad in a diagonal patchwork of muted greens and blues. The green is continued at ground level framing the entrances.

At the top of the building adding a touch of Times Square New York is a wrap around LCD display that can show messages, or perhaps the scoreline for the latest Old Firm football match. Topping the tower will be a slender metallic spire.

With 32 floors and a plausible height to roof of perhaps 120 metres, the building will be comfortably the tallest in Glasgow's city centre if it actually goes up. Past bitter experience of Elphinstone Place though shows that no matter how bullish the developer, reaching for the sky is a less certain endeavour than they would hope for.

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The Savoy Centre

The Savoy Centre
Savoy Centre Tower, Glasgow
Savoy Centre Tower, Glasgow