Kirkcaldy hotel plans bed down
May 3 2013construction of a 54 bed waterfront hotel and 30 flats on Kirkcaldy’s Esplanade, with the developer claiming work could begin as early as July.
Financed by local businessman Alex Penman the scheme would be located on the site of the former Candlerooms nightclub and will see construction of a seven storey block clad in self-coloured render and/or facing brick.
Designed by Davidson Baxter Partnership the scheme is intended to reconnect Kirkcaldy’s High Street to the Esplanade through new public realm, an asset the town currently turns its back on -leaving a windswept no man’s land of car parking.
In a design statement project architect Stewart Davidson wrote: “The design addresses appropriately this prominent corner site, using active frontages onto adjacent streets. This includes entrance foyers, visible restaurant and bar facades, commercial unit access points which all include a visual interaction with the adjacent street scene.
“An element of undercroft car parking has been integrated to the North façade at ground level, but this has been sensitively designed. Screening has been introduced at low level, and the ground level façade has been recessed to create interest and interaction with the building elements.”
If all proceeds smoothly the development could be completed by January 2015.
The scheme is located on the site of a former nightclub, originally built in the thirties as a cinema
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