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Edinburgh Airport hotel plans beefed up

July 13 2017

Edinburgh Airport hotel plans beefed up
Leach Rhodes Walker, acting on behalf of Ability hotels, have prepared plans for an expanded 240 bed hotel on Almond Avenue at Edinburgh Airport, superceding earlier plans for a 175-bed venue.

Retaining a Spitfire Monument in its present position the build will largely reflect the original 3D Reid proposal in appearance, extending linearly to provide the required rooms with no increase in height and use of aluminium rainscreen above a masonry plinth..

In a concept statement the architects wrote: “The building’s position on the site will continue to mark the entrance into the airport, with the revised proposals increasing the hotel’s presence as a gateway and being more visible to those arriving and departing from the airport and give it closer proximity to both Eastfield Road and Jubilee Road.

The massing also retains all public services to the ground floor and all private bedrooms to the upper floors, thus allowing for an increase in the extent of glazing to the ground floor level and improving the extent of interactive facade which connects visually with Jubilee Road and the main terminal building.”

Meeting rooms, a fitness suite and bar will be amongst the facilities on offer.


Mac Mac
#1 Posted by Mac Mac on 13 Jul 2017 at 16:16 PM
Thish musht be shome form of mishtake
#2 Posted by TheGrimWeaper on 13 Jul 2017 at 16:45 PM
Grim as f***...
#3 Posted by david-the-detailer on 14 Jul 2017 at 08:59 AM
'beefed up'...I've seen better looking month old spam.
Neil Cumins
#4 Posted by Neil Cumins on 14 Jul 2017 at 11:11 AM
Cheap and grim Brutalist garbage from the Minecraft school of architectural design.
Allan Clarke
#5 Posted by Allan Clarke on 14 Jul 2017 at 11:56 AM
If this will "mark the entrance into the airport", I'll be flying from Glasgow in future!
#6 Posted by basho on 14 Jul 2017 at 13:05 PM
Channelling the spirit of 60's Leningrad. Lovely.
Plane Spotter
#7 Posted by Plane Spotter on 14 Jul 2017 at 13:07 PM
Why have LRH replaced the Spitfire with a Japanese Zero?
Plane Spotter's only friend
#8 Posted by Plane Spotter's only friend on 14 Jul 2017 at 14:00 PM
I think that's still a Spitfire (Mk14, you can tell by the 5 blade prop of the Griffin engine and the curve under the tail, the Zero finishes in a point) but yes, a Japanese roundel and colouring. Troubling.
Plane Spotter
#9 Posted by Plane Spotter on 14 Jul 2017 at 14:34 PM
Thanks for the sharp eye, wingman.
Glasgow Airport PR Staff
#10 Posted by Glasgow Airport PR Staff on 14 Jul 2017 at 16:47 PM
Thank god, hopefully they will stop cancelling flights from Glasgow now this is where people get to stay...
Dave Clark
#11 Posted by Dave Clark on 15 Jul 2017 at 18:25 PM
Seven years training to produce cr*p like this. It reminds me of a hotel in Minsk where I once stayed. The 'gateway' to the airport should be a real statement not cardboard cutout junk.
#12 Posted by Darren on 15 Jul 2017 at 18:57 PM
Is this not the kind of building we've spent the last few years knocking down. Just awful. A gateway, more like stay away.

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