Designing a stylish building to epitomize the affordable luxury of Citizen M Hotels, to be constructed swiftly on a tightly-constrained urban site in Glasgow, meant incorporating a high degree of 3D modelling into the offsite manufacturing process.
As the site chosen for the property featured congested below-ground services, and difficult ground conditions, we had to rethink our approach to meet the specific local challenges.
We enhanced traditional industry techniques for modular construction with the addition of extensive 3D modelling and clash detection to ensure the factory-built components fitted onsite exactly. As a result, the new property was opened on time and budget.
The hotel offers two storeys of restaurant, lobby and retail space, and five storeys of hotel rooms. The outcome of what was a complex modular design process is spacious communal space and hotel rooms that are both chic and welcoming.