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Oban to welcome new waterfront Premier Inn

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December 7 2015

Oban to welcome new waterfront Premier Inn
Hotel chain Premier Inn has submitted plans for an 81 bed development on Oban’s Shore Street, with Lawrence McPherson Architects once again picking up the design.

Incorporating a ground floor restaurant and parking the development is situated adjacent to the town’s railway station and ferry terminal on the site of an existing bowling alley.

In a statement the practice remarked: “The building has been designed with two distinct frontages, one facing Shore Street and the other overlooking the bay with each of the elevations designed with a different but cohesive approach. The Shore Street elevation is finished in a smooth white render usually associated with Scottish coastal architecture with the rear clad in zinc extending from the roof. Grey timber cladding is used to emphasise the stair tower.

“The window openings are gathered vertically with full height windows and opaque spandrel panels with the dormers articulating the eaves and providing a focus at the top of the curtain walling. The restaurant sits as a glass box and framed by a folded canopy to bring a dynamic interest to the facade.”

The practice has delivered a number of projects for the client including hotels in Glasgow and Edinburgh.
The hotel will be dual fronted with outlooks across the bay and inland
The hotel will be dual fronted with outlooks across the bay and inland
The hotel will be faced in white render, zinc and timber
The hotel will be faced in white render, zinc and timber

3 Comments

basho
#1 Posted by basho on 7 Dec 2015 at 13:45 PM
I salute the bold decision to eschew design and architecture completely. Who wouldn't want to spend their holidays in a giant cow shed?
pleasantfield
#2 Posted by pleasantfield on 8 Dec 2015 at 17:39 PM
Uhhhuhh. Come back Stuart and Euan all is forgiven, the rest of you wait behind and see me after class.
Maurice
#3 Posted by Maurice on 29 Mar 2017 at 16:50 PM
An excellent barn conversion! Wait - there was no barn there to begin with!

Not sure that this will help to Keep Oban Beautiful!

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