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Scottish Design Awards 2024 Finalist

  • 9th May 2024
  • |  Awards
3DReid Scottish Design Awards 2024 finalist

We are delighted that 3DReid’s interiors team is a Scottish Design Awards finalist for our work with Chris Stewart Group on the AC Marriott Glasgow.

The AC by Marriott forms part of the Love Loan regeneration project in Glasgow’s city centre.
The A listed Parish Halls stands proudly on George Street, while the long-neglected John Street gap site is now populated with a newly constructed building, comprising of a reception area, bar and restaurant and new bedrooms on the upper floors.

3DReid was appointed to design the front of house areas within both buildings and transformed the interior of the historic Parish Halls to house meeting facilities, a gym, heritage suites and the new Liberty Suite penthouse with a view over the Glasgow City Chambers opposite.

The corner gap site that now houses the new build hotel, was once home to part of the Glasgow Mural Trail. Art and relevance were of the upmost importance for both hotel guests and the local community and artwork was procured from local artists.

The artwork comprised of metal wire sculptures that symbolised “People Make Glasgow” and 3D plaster pieces that hint at the city’s grid layout. Large, framed fabrics are painted with natural paints and dyes, and local abstract photography lines the library area.

The level 3 Liberty Suite was a gift to uncover, and it has been fully restored to its former glory. Feature timber panelling lines the walls, original fireplaces frame the room, hand painted golden cherubs depicting Glasgow trades adorn the ceiling, and it is enhanced by the beautiful period glass dome overhead.

In the Parish Halls, original stained-glass windows and carved timber crest were uncovered depicting the legend of St Mungo, Glasgow’s Patron Saint who is remembered by the following poem:

Here is the tree that never grew
Here is the bird that never flew
Here is the fish that never swam
Here is the bell that never rang

We took great care to restore these historical pieces, and these formed the basis of much of the design. We have a hazel tree within the Hazel restaurant, bell, and bird lighting from Moooi and sculptural fish, these all symbolise the crest, and links the old and new buildings together.

The AC Marriott has a sense of its own identity and a strong relevance to the city which makes it extremely unique especially when paired with the historic building element. It has attracted many businesses to host events, private functions, and guests due to the overall experience it offers within the bustling city.

We look forward to the SDA24 Awards Ceremony in Glasgow on 27th June 2024!

The Scottish Design Awards 2024 finalists: click here to see who all made the list.


Project team

Client: Chris Stewart Group
Architect / Hoskins Architects
Interior Design / 3DReid
Structural Engineer / Will Rudd
M&E Engineer / Rybka
Fire Consultant / Astute Fire
Acoustics / RMP
QS / Thomas & Adamson
Employers Agent / Axiom
Landscape Design / Harrison Stevens
Contractor / Ogilvie
Specialist Joinery / Thomas Johnstone
Procurement / RBH
Furniture Suppliers / PS Interiors, Wagstaff Group, Charlotte James
Boardroom Kitchen / Riddle & Coghill
Signage / Lakeside


© Kevin McCollum

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