This grade ‘B’ listed villa in Dundee’s West End had previously been used as offices, with many of its original characterful features having been covered by 1980’s additions. It was therefore essential that a sensitive approach be taken to once again reveal the building’s true potential in order to create a luxury hotel and bistro.
Original features were maintained where possible and carefully added to when necessary to develop solutions complying with current Building Regulations. The overall aesthetic is understated and wholesome, giving a welcoming feel to the hotel and its grounds. Period features have been used within the sleeping accommodation and en-suites, achieving an air of luxury.
The café and dining areas’ bold patterns and colours create a quirky, comfortable space in which to dine and socialise. A reading tower invites guests up a winding themed stair to enjoy their favourite novel and the view over the Firth of Tay.
“Aim have been on call throughout the project to help deal with a variety of complex issues that are inherent in transforming a building of this age and heritage. They have been crucial in guiding the project through the building warrant process and helping to develop the hotel’s true potential as a luxury destination in Dundee.’’ - Richie Hawkins, Hotel Owner