Flood-proof Pitlochry hotel proposed
April 14 2020
Riverstone Developments with Axiom Architects have come forward with plans to build a 105-bedroom hotel on a site originally earmarked for a supermarket at Bridge Road, Pitlochry.
Occupying open space just outwith the towns conservation area opposite a sewage treatment works the site overlooks the River Tummel, offering unobstructed vistas but necessitating flood mitigation measures by raising the floor slab above the flood plain.
This would see the hotel built on a raised column podium and 106-space car park, reached by an access ramp, allowing water to flow up unobstructed from the river during flood events. Raised sandstone clad planters are included around the podium perimeter to soften its appearance.
Costed at £10m the project will include a restaurant and outdoor seating area and has been pre-let to Premier Inn.
The L-plan design features Angus natural sandstone slip detailing to the ground floor gable ends and between vertical windows, with the bulk of the façade finished in Forticrete cast stone and render.
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