Reusing an existing structure, easyHotel enhances prime central position
Converting a 1960s office block into a modern budget hotel
The project entailed the clever reuse of the existing structure with an entirely new façade and new interiors — allowing the building to take on a completely new identity. The external walls and interior of this existing building on Cambridge Street in Glasgow were stripped back to the basic concrete beam and slab structure to allow this new easyHotel to be created.
This redevelopment represents a genuinely sustainable, commercial and fitting reuse of an existing building within the urban context of the interface between the modern commercial city centre grid-iron nature of Glasgow and the tenement scale of Garnethill. The building design unites the pre-fabricated nature of the room design with the scale of the existing urban fabric to create a building as ‘advertisement’ for this global brand.