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Trump nets permission for Menie banqueting hall & ballroom

July 20 2016

Trump nets permission for Menie banqueting hall & ballroom
US presidential candidate Donald Trump has won planning permission from Aberdeenshire Council to extend the B-listed MacLeod House, Menie, with the addition of a new banqueting hall and ballroom as well as six additional hotel rooms.

Covell Matthews Architects have drawn up plans for the vituperative businessman turned politician to extend the historic property, recently transformed into a hotel, with a range of new facilities including a terrace, gym, kitchen and car park.

In their design statement the architects noted: “The proposed elevations use a materials palette sympathetic to the existing buildings on the estate. This will maintain a distinctive architectural language that is consistent throughout the site. The large proportion of windows offers guests panoramic views of the estate whilst glazed doors open onto an external terrace area that runs the full length of the extension.”

The new extension will be connected to the existing hotel by way of a single storey link which also houses a feature stair to the lower ground floor.


Big Chantelle
#1 Posted by Big Chantelle on 21 Jul 2016 at 09:04 AM
"....This will maintain a distinctive architectural language that is consistent throughout the site...."

Logical. And nice. This is hoo architecshure can be -- sympathetic tae wits awready thur and celebrating our beautiful heritage.

But of course, because it's 'traditional' it will be viewed wae the lefties here as 'disneyesque'. I mean, we should huv a gless box attached tae it shouldn't wae because at least then we cid show how 'progressive' wae are. I mean, it is important to impress and pander tae the lefty hipsters and seek thur validation on architectshural related matters because afteraw, they're the authority on taste and wit is acceptable for the 21st century because they make the rules we huv tae live by.......

Another Success Trump fur traditional architecture. Well done. Let the concrete modernist brigade go tweet about how they hate it fae thur asbestos-ridden tower block.
#2 Posted by Annie on 21 Jul 2016 at 10:59 AM
Hate Trump, love this - they've done a great job of picking up the distinctive features from the original design. Well said Big Chantelle.
#3 Posted by modernish on 21 Jul 2016 at 14:19 PM
Big Chantelle - I honestly can't understand your 'disneyesque' version of west coast Scottish dialect. Is 'architecshure' the same as 'architecture'?, th elack of consistency makes it very difficult to follow. Oot ae curiosity, dae yoo work fur a 'architecshure praktis'? Dae ye think coz yuv spelt it wrang that's gonna get ye aff the hook wi the ARB?
#4 Posted by Terra on 22 Jul 2016 at 23:09 PM
Good again, tbf, from his team of designers.
#5 Posted by confused on 28 Jul 2016 at 08:59 AM
Is the extension the similarly massed building hiding away in the background of this image? I'm not concerned with the traditional language (although that could easily be debated) but it doesn't appear to sit comfortably with the original house - more as a similar sized lighter neighbour to a listed building.

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