Ryden | Planning

Glasgow City Council has granted planning permission for a spectacular new apart-hotel to be built at the corner of Clyde Street and Dixon Street in Glasgow City Centre.

Ryden Planning is providing advice to developer and operator Citihome. This is their second apart-hotel development, the first being in Gibraltar.

Plans propose the demolition of the present office and retail building at the address, ahead of a substantial development which is also set to include a ground-floor restaurant, bakery and cafe, penthouse suites, a gym, and meeting rooms.

The architectural team comprises MDS Architecture, Johannesburg; AITA, London; Alex Mcgregor Architect, Glasgow; and Young and Gault (Architecture and Design) Ltd, Glasgow.


Ryden Planning has recently submitted a planning application for the conversion, extension and redevelopment of the former Stonehead Farm Steading in West Lothian, Scotland working alongside heritage specialists and award-winning Gray Macpherson Architects.

The proposal involves the replacement of buildings that were historically part of the site as well as conversion and extension of existing structures which will provide a cluster of contemporary new homes within the shells of the traditional buildings.



Ryden has submitted a major masterplan planning application for the redevelopment of the former Bangour Hospital site at Dechmont in West Lothian.

This includes a comprehensive package of technical and environmental information including the masterplan prepared by Ark Architects landscape proposals by Harrison Stevens and technical assessments by Fairhurst on behalf of lead developer the Ambassador Group.

The proposal is for comprehensive redevelopment including conversion of listed buildings, re-use of the church, provision of a new primary school, local shop and community facilities, a district-wide energy centre and a total of up to 1,000 new homes.

This has involved public consultation and extensive dialogue with key officers at West Lothian Council and Historic Environment Scotland and agreement in principle on the contributions required for education and affordable homes.



Ryden has just delivered planning permission from West Lothian Council for an extensive enabling works package of some £6.5m for the redevelopment of the former Bangour Hospital site in West Lothian.

The works include new roads infrastructure, pedestrian crossing and entrance landscaping including drainage improvements as a precursor to the main masterplan application for the whole site on behalf of the Ambassador Group.

Ryden has just secured planning permission for developer Henley Homes Group on the sensitive conversion of the listed building Wellington House in Glasgow into a 98-bed boutique hotel as well as serviced apartments.

A prominent building on the corner of two important city centre streets, Wellington House has been used as office space and a tribunal, and since it was first built in the late 1800s, it has maintained its historic external facade and contributes to the distinctive character of the area.

Henley Homes are keen on exploring more opportunities in Scotland, mainly in Edinburgh, for hotel developments.

Planning permission has been successfully delivered for The University of Edinburgh for the new Nucleus development designed by Sheppard Robson Architects at the Kings’ Buildings Campus.

This is the latest in a series of permissions across the campus marking the significant ongoing investment being made by the university.