Borders hotel turns full circle back to housing
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September 25 2018
EMA Architecture and Design have tabled plans for the partial demolition of the Castle Venlaw Hotel, Peebles, as part of a wider programme of refurbishment and extension over a former store.
The proposed work will see the bulk of the gothic hotel converted to eight apartments with a further three modern town houses built alongside, helping to pay for the refurbishment work and return the mansion to residential use.
In a statement the architects wrote: “The first townhouse block reflects the line of the existing building, with subsequent blocks stepping to preserve the tree line to the north of the site
“Recessed entrances and terraced areas create depth and interest to the façade. Glazed boxes create definition between the townhouses and creates a verticality to the design.”
New build elements will be built from stone with a lightweight upper level finished in zinc.
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