PLANS for a “world-class boutique” hotel in a historic Blythswood Square building have been expanded.
Developers Marshall CDP already have permission for a 44-bedroom venue but have now applied to create a 59-bedroom hotel at the Glasgow City Centre location.
The new proposal comprises 5 to 7 Blythswood Square. (The previous one was for 6 and 7 Blythswood Square.)
The basement flat at 7 Blythswood Square was the home of notorious murder-accused Madeline Smith and her family in the 1850s. Miss Smith was charged with poisoning her lover but after a long trial the jury reached a verdict of not proven.
The entrance to 5 Blythswood Square was remodelled by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for the Lady Artists’ Club in 1905.
The B-listed properties were built in 1826 as townhouses and were last used as offices.
Documents submitted with the application state: “With no proposed alterations to existing massing, proposed accommodation is configured within the existing volume, respectful of the existing fabric and configuration where practical whilst delivering a world class 59-bed boutique hotel leisure and hospitality venue.”
The application is pending consideration by Glasgow City Council planners.