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March 16 2020

Marriott alight on Inverness for latest hotel bid

Inverness has been chosen as the location for another Marriott hotel with the submission of new plans by Bricks Capital and KKA Architecture.

A gap site on the edge of the city centre at Academy Street has been chosen for the L-plan build which would replace a disused car park and storage yard with a 162-room hotel.

Set back from the street to permit generous public realm the hotel will be split into three defined blocks separated by vertical glazing and louvres. The design also accommodates an independent gym at ground floor level accessible from Rose Street with a double-height main entrance fronting Academy Street.

The principle entrance pavilion will be clad in sandstone with feature glazing with the body of the hotel finished in irregular aluminium cladding panels.

Outlining the design approach KKA wrote: "The distinctive corner of the building is located along Academy Street is a double-height structure with an articulated, sculptural canopy.

The whole of the primary elevation which is visible from Academy Street will have an embellished window detail highlighting the triangular shapes used in the entrance canopy.

"The general form of the building will have windows in a random pattern to add some interest to the elevation and it will have deep reveals to highlight the three-dimensional nature of the elevation."

Last year a riverfront site at Glebe Street was earmarked for a 177 room AC Hotel by Marriott hotel.

The building seeks to reverse a trend towards low-quality render and colour coated cladding seen in recent years
The building seeks to reverse a trend towards low-quality render and colour coated cladding seen in recent years
The Ironworks Venue will be demolished under the plans
The Ironworks Venue will be demolished under the plans

7 Comments

CM
#1 Posted by CM on 16 Mar 2020 at 12:07 PM
Truly horrific.
Kate
#2 Posted by Kate on 16 Mar 2020 at 14:13 PM
'The building seeks to reverse a trend towards low-quality render and colour coated cladding seen in recent years'. Really?!
David
#3 Posted by David on 16 Mar 2020 at 16:41 PM
A great contextual response which has all the intricate qualities, variety of colour and depth / detail of it's neighbour (Home Bargains and Iceland).
JW
#4 Posted by JW on 17 Mar 2020 at 10:49 AM
Gosh, the brand Marriot is sliding into oblivion rcently. As if the peppering ground with Moxy crap wasn't enough, they continue with Parkyard here. There are literally nicer car parks abondoned to rot elsewhere much nicer to the eye than this.
Cateran
#5 Posted by Cateran on 17 Mar 2020 at 21:42 PM
Generic, blandola, uninspired 70s living room aesthetic with the same offset window layout to be seen from here to Kingdom come. It would be better suited closer to the area where all the shed units are.
Gordon
#6 Posted by Gordon on 20 Mar 2020 at 10:49 AM
Commiserations to the good people of Inverness. You have done nothing to deserve this. Hopefully it will be away in 25 years.
E=mc2
#7 Posted by E=mc2 on 21 Mar 2020 at 00:30 AM
Putrid

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