Ma­jor works ahead for Ma­rine

Ayrshire Post - - Troon -

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

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