Glasgow goliath receives planning

Aedas design for Scottish city's tallest commercial building gets thumbs-up
International architectural practice, Aedas, has received planning consent for its masterplan, architectural and landscape design for Bothwell Plaza, in Bothwell Street Glasgow.
Conceived as a driving force of the continued regeneration of the area, the completed scheme will be the tallest commercial building in Glasgow. The 60,000 sq m, 18-storey development will comprise a mixed-use scheme including office, retail and leisure space and a five-star, 320-bed hotel. The design aims to fulfil the European Development Company’s aspirations for an architectural icon and gratify a rising demand for hotel accommodation in the run-up to the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Read more.