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Trump wins temporary clubhouse go-ahead

December 14 2011

Trump wins temporary clubhouse go-ahead
Donald Trump has won planning permission from Aberdeenshire Council to begin construction of a temporary clubhouse on the site of his planned golf course in Menie.

A temporary clubhouse is required by next summer in order to provide facilities for the first wave of golfers to try out the new course, which will be ready before the permanent clubhouse can be completed.

Scotland’s former lord advocate, Colin Boyd QC, was drafted in by Trump to sell the proposal to planners, declaring it was needed to allow Aberdeenshire to “reap the benefit” of the course immediately.

Permission to erect the 10ft high galvanised steel structure, designed by Covell Matthews Architects, was granted by a majority of 9-2.

The clubhouse proper, designed by Acanthus df, has been shortlisted for a Carbuncle award.


#1 Posted by KM on 14 Dec 2011 at 22:38 PM
Portaloo. I appreciate that it's temporary however as an architect and golfer I would hope for a discount on course fees.
#2 Posted by dirige on 15 Dec 2011 at 13:14 PM
Stirling Prize
The Bairn on the 1st tee
#3 Posted by The Bairn on the 1st tee on 15 Dec 2011 at 13:26 PM
Is the design typical of Covell Matthews Architects? a fine porfolio they must have, would have benefitted from a CGI 3D fly/walk/play through!!
#4 Posted by SAndwedge on 15 Dec 2011 at 16:04 PM
I suspect the only thing CMA did was lodge the Planning Application...maybe some space planning...regardless, it still looks better than the Acanthus df solution.
Anyone know what the "df" stands for?
#5 Posted by dfgfngfngnfgfn on 15 Dec 2011 at 19:52 PM
df stands for Douglas Forrest
#6 Posted by VitruviusAteMyHamster on 16 Dec 2011 at 13:41 PM
Brought to you by the people who slagged off existing residents' houses as being shabby.

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