Proposed hotel for Dundee Airport rejected by council

Hotel News - 16/12/2010

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Plans for a new hotel at Dundee Airport have been dashed after the city council rejected the proposal. The Dundee development management council rejected the plans by 16 votes to 13.

Glenrothes developers Hannah and Strachan Ltd., had proposed the construction of a 103-bed hotel. The building is designed with the shape of a Spitfire fighter wing and would have been built on the site of storage sheds to the south of Riverside Avenue.

An earlier plan for a 60-bed hotel for the site had received council approval. As a result of the recession, however, the development was never implemented. In their proposal for the new hotel plan, the applicants said they thought the commercial environment was now ideal for a larger hotel on the site.

They said the business model for the market supported a bigger hotel of around 100 rooms. They claimed a hotel with just 60 bedrooms would not be commercially viable.

The proposal included plans for a restaurant and parking facilities. The architectural designs depict a building composed of two elements. In addition to a hotel tower, there is an accommodation wing designed like a Spitfire aircraft with its fluted exhaust style.

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