Aberdeen hotel expansion to swallow former school
July 13 2018
A disused Aberdeen school is to be repurposed as a hotel following an application to extend and refurbish prepared by Graham Mitchell Architects.
An application filed by the Chester Hotel for the former Hamilton School on Queen’s Road will retain twin B-listed 19th century granite villa frontage with the addition of a modern interconnecting structure to the adjoining hotel.
This will allow the school to be repurposed as additional 22 guest bedrooms together with a new bar and social space, retaining all period details in doing so such as decorative plaster, timber mouldings and fireplace surrounds.
A modern rear extension will be demolished as part of this package of works, to be replaced by smaller extension forming part of an access link to the existing hotel. A rear landscape area will also be formed to enhance outdoor amenity.
In a statement the architects said: “The existing glazed central link areas between the two granite villas and the poor-quality assortment of later additions shall be remodeled and revised to form a new communal entrance, and join up between the buildings.
A glazed link will provide access to the rear southern garden landscape and car park areas.”
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