About Native Glasgow:
- Property name – Native Glasgow
- Location – Glasgow
- Number of units – 64
- Date opening – Opened October 2018
- Planning consent – C1 Aparthotel
- Owner – Private Owner
Our development partners in Scotland introduced us to this Edwardian Art Deco office building as an ideal home for our first aparthotel in Scotland – Native Glasgow. It was built in 1906 as the headquarters for the Anchor Line Shipping Company, an ocean liner company that operated from 1838 until they merged with Cunard in 1960.
We worked with the appointed interior architects, ICA, on this multi-million-pound refurbishment programme to create 64 studio, one bedroom and penthouse apartments. The building maintains a huge amount of its original features including glazed tiles, terrazzo flooring, timber wall panelling and fireplaces.
The façade details are stunning and in remarkably good condition following years of neglect including a glazed façade embedded with nautical emblems, seaweed and shell details. Many of the principal rooms were designed with the opulence of an ocean liner, all of which detail is being preserved and incorporated into the aparthotel scheme.
Native Glasgow offers a hotel-style service including a 24-hour reception, concierge and on-site breakfast. The building’s ground and basement floors are home to the Anchor Line restaurant and Atlantic restaurant, operated by the DiMaggios Restaurant Group, which are popular destinations for food and drink.
Guy Nixon, CEO of Native, said: “This is a rare opportunity to re-imagine a piece of Glasgow’s shipping heritage as a uniquely special space for the city’s visitors to stay.
“We have worked in close partnership with building owners the White Building Properties Company to mirror the design ethos of the existing Anchor Line and Atlantic restaurants and recreate the opulence of a 1920’s ocean liner.
“The launch is an important milestone in our plans to expand our aparthotel business across all major cities in the UK.”
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