Major works ahead for Marine
Troon’s biggest hotel is set for a costly restoration of its worn red sandstone facade.
And chunks of the slate roor are also to be replaced, we can reveal.
The Marine Hotel’s London- based owners have applied for permission for the exterior revamp.
The building is Category C listed so extra permission is also required.
The plans have been lodged with South Ayrshire Council on Monday.
They show all four facades of the giant building need major work.
Dating back to 1894, the purpose built Marine Hotel in Troon was registered as an AA 4 star hotel in 1912, and is the only hotel in Scotland to have retained the same star rating throughout its history.
It was bought three years ago after its then owners The Hotel Collection put it on the market with a £ 7m price tag.
Venture firm Hetherley Capital Partners and Cannock Investments bought the South Beach pile.
Architects behind the plans have revealed all sides of the building have been affected by decay.
Pointing needs carried out, wonky chimneys fixed, coping stones re- set and cracks repaired.
No cost was attached to the project in the application.
Rotten windows are also to be taken out and repaired where possible, rather than new ones installed.
And in keeping with its listing, they will remain single glazed despite the exposed position.
Restoration The iconic Marine facade