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Perth hotel & museum consultation kicks off

March 16 2021

Perth hotel & museum consultation kicks off

Locals are being invited to have their say on proposals to build a £33.8m leisure development at West Kinfauns, Perthshire.

The mixed-use masterplan calls for the creation of a leisure attraction on 10.55ha of grassland around the headquarters of plant machinery specialists Morris Leslie.

At the heart of this plan is a four-star hotel of up to 150 rooms complemented by private lodges. A museum dedicated to preserving historic vehicles will also be established in honour of David Buick from Arbroath who went on to found the eponymous car manufacturer.

These buildings would occupy three inter-linked formal landscapes including a new public square, an entrance plaza and informal open space connected to surrounding footpaths.

In a consultation statement the applicant wrote: "With the exception of the hotel, the buildings are also clustered around the existing office building. Together with the office, the museum creates a strong building group that relates to the road as well as providing views over the Tay. The proposed location of the museum also creates a new square / public space between the buildings that is accessible to the existing users of the office building, local residents and those visiting the hotel and museum."

Representatives from the developer and ICA Architects will be on-hand to field questions during a live chat today between 15:00 and 19:00.

A full planning application is expected in the spring
A full planning application is expected in the spring
Part of the site has been allocated for a park and ride facility by Perth & Kinross Council
Part of the site has been allocated for a park and ride facility by Perth & Kinross Council


#1 Posted by MV on 16 Mar 2021 at 11:16 AM
If you can’t draw, don’t draw. It’s embarrassing how bad the graphic output is from some practices these days. How can anyone interpret the quality of a scheme from these?
#2 Posted by Kate on 16 Mar 2021 at 12:39 PM
#1 - Usually all the naysayers on here are looking for hand drawn sketches instead of poor sketch up renderings. At least there is some life in these, even if the proposals are pretty mediocre.
Trombe Wall
#3 Posted by Trombe Wall on 16 Mar 2021 at 14:17 PM
Whilst the development is obviously framed around a portion of land the client owns, it's a little disheartening to see large scale development on green space, when Perth has plenty of brownfield areas for development. Is this just a super Glendoick?

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