Hanna & Strachan Ltd approached Aim to create proposals for a new 3-star hotel, restaurant, and conference facility ideally located next to Dundee airport.
The proposal consists of two main elements: the 4 storey Hotel Tower and 2 storey accommodation wing. The tower is located at the East end of the site, accommodating reception, conference; and restaurant facilities offering panoramic views across the River Tay. The accommodation wing to the west of the Hotel Tower is elevated a storey above the existing ground level, allowing for parking beneath the structure and providing a strong horizontal form that is enhanced by the provision of angled windows offering up-river views.
Despite initial resistance from the local authority, Planning Approval was granted by committee based on the quality of design and the well-reasoned argument put forward by Aim and the wider design team.