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Prominent St Andrews hotel sizes up spring expansion

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November 20 2019

Prominent St Andrews hotel sizes up spring expansion

The Rusacks Hotel in St Andrews is to embark on a major programme of expansion and renovation following its acquisition by AJ Capital Partners.

A car park to the side of the prominent hotel has been earmarked for a 44-bed new build extension designed by WCP Architects with the current hotel benefitting from a  full refurbishment and a 3,000sq/ft rooftop extension offering panoramic Old Course views.

In a statement, the hoteliers wrote: “Design throughout the Rusacks Hotel will take inspiration from the centuries of St Andrews history, as well as the destination’s lush, coastal positioning and the city’s legendary golf tradition.

“Guests can expect rich fabrics, dynamic plaids and warm hues, complemented with distinct architectural details that honour the property’s unique past, dating back to 1887.”

Work on the expansion is set to get underway in the spring for completion by July 2021.

A 3,000sq/ft rooftop extension will offer expansive views
A 3,000sq/ft rooftop extension will offer expansive views
A car park will be built over to provide the required accommodation
A car park will be built over to provide the required accommodation

3 Comments

HMR
#1 Posted by HMR on 21 Nov 2019 at 13:41 PM
dreadful design.

fenestration is all wrong on the elevation.
alibi
#2 Posted by alibi on 21 Nov 2019 at 17:42 PM
Squeezing too many floors in there. Gives it a squat, horizontal emphasis in contrast to the neighbouring buildings which stand proud and strong. The terrace compounds this- the pillars need to be outside.
David
#3 Posted by David on 22 Nov 2019 at 09:02 AM
If nothing else this will give an indication of the quality of the Planning Department, because if this is an acceptable quality of design on such an important site then we are all doomed.

There are so many things wrong with the elevation treatment, going way beyond the obvious disregard for respecting floor to floor heights in order to maximise profit.

What on earth is going on at ground floor? Are these car park ventilation grilles? Lovely.

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