Crumbling Ayr hotel to be demolished stone by stone
August 14 2020
Moves are underway to demolish a historic hotel in Ayr's town centre conservation area following a damning structural survey.
Smith Architecture is proposing the hand demolition of the former Royal Hotel on Kyle Street, leaving only the foundations in place to protect the structural integrity of neighbouring properties.
Upon completion, the basement will be filled with imported crushed demolition material and the site levelled in anticipation of future development.
This follows a feasibility study which calculated a full demolition and new build cost of £1.2m - versus facade retention alternatives in the order of £1.5m.
A detailed structural survey has identified significant defects in the building including a failed roof structure, loose stonework and eroded lintels.
The future of the B-listed Ayr Station hotel also currently hangs in the balance after being served a dangerous building notice by South Ayrshire Council.
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