TODD Architects submits plans to redevelop historic hotel overlooking St Andrews golf course

the scores hotel redevelopment

TODD Architects has submitted a planning application to Fife Council for the refurbishment and extension of The Scores Hotel at St Andrews, Scotland; a historic property that overlooks the Royal & Ancient Golf Clubhouse and North Sea coastline.

The application has been submitted on behalf of the new owners, a joint venture between Links Collection Capital and Northern Ireland based property investment company, Wirefox, who purchased the property earlier this year.

The plans for the hotel include reconfiguring the hotel’s existing rooms and adding a five-storey extension at the rear of the hotel featuring an additional 51 rooms. A new entrance will also be added, as well as a ground-floor events space, restaurant and alfresco dining area.

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Andrew Murray, Director at TODD Architects, said: “The Scores Hotel has been in existence since the mid 1930s and we fully understand the responsibility of restoring such an important and well-loved building for the local community and the tourism trade in the area.

“Whilst a truly special hotel, it has been subject to a series of unsympathetic and piecemeal changes and additions, leading to many of the lovely Victorian spaces being carved up into awkward shapes with difficult access and many level changes. The hierarchy of spaces, dramatic settings and potentially amazing views have been lost. Our aim is to bring it back to its full potential, respecting the existing fabric whilst making sure our contemporary additions sit gracefully within the hotel grounds and the wider conservation area.”

Speaking about the proposals, Joanne McBurney, Director, at Wirefox, said: “We are delighted to have finally submitted plans for the transformation of the much-loved Scores Hotel along with our development partners Links Collection Capital and our project team.

“We are grateful to those that have provided feedback on the proposals from our informal consultation with a range of local stakeholders over the past few months… our aim is to create a world-class facility to complement the existing offer in St Andrews and the site’s location overlooking golf’s most famous course.”

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