Easdale brothers unveil plans to turn old Glasgow store into boutique hotel


Millionaire brothers Sandy and James Easdale

Millionaire brothers Sandy and James Easdale

Millionaire brothers Sandy and James Easdale have unveiled options for a £20 million improvement of an aged Glasgow office keep, which they hope to switch into a boutique lodge.

The brothers, the proprietors of McGills Buses, have submitted plans to Glasgow City Council for the redevelopment of the Watt Brothers retail outlet, which they explained could be a “stepping stone” in the direction of restoring Glasgow as a “great shopping and leisure centre”.

The previous shop, on the corner of Bath Street and Sauchiehall Street, has been empty considering that Watt Brothers went into administration in 2019.

Now, after achieving a deal with directors at KPMG, the two brothers hope to turn the artwork-deco style developing into a boutique hotel, comprehensive with luxury residences and a searching complex.

Architect Douglas McConville of Silverfern Consultancy has drawn up designs for the outlined building, which dates again to 1914, aiming to restore and increase historic capabilities.

Sandy Easdale explained: “We required a stylish style that would maximise the use of the big web-site but would not compromise the special character of the first setting up.”



He added: “The creating rewards from excellent artwork deco features and this will engage in a element in its rejuvenation.”

James Easdale mentioned: “We are also acutely aware of the strategic lack of resort place provide in Glasgow and we come to feel this is a stepping stone on the way to restoring Glasgow to the wonderful searching and leisure centres like Edinburgh and other great English metropolitan areas.”

The brothers hope their options will showcase the alternatives for progress inside of Glasgow to other business people.

Sandy Easdale claimed: “Glasgow may have briefly misplaced some of its glamour, but the power of Glasgow folk remains undiminished and the young technology both of those in this article and in Europe love the vibrancy of the position.”



James Easdale extra: “Despite the two-12 months hiatus of the pandemic, Sandy and I have normally taken the watch that chance can occur from adversity.

“We are really optimistic that the overall economy will bounce back in due study course.

“Whilst our transport firms, which include McGill’s Buses, stay vastly significant to us, property and building financial investment alternatives in England and Scotland are frequently presenting them selves.


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