Douglas Hotel, Isle of Arran

This project involved the restoration, extension and refurbishment of one of Arran’s most iconic sea-front buildings to create a new 22 bedroom boutique hotel with spa, dining and bars.

The scheme involved retaining and refurbishing the main 19th century buildings to the front of the hotel and the re-development of the existing accommodation to provide a new entrance foyer and lounge along with a new spa and bedroom block.

The work required in restoring this derelict building to its former glory included:

  • Lowering of the existing ground floor to create a new habitable basement.
  • Partial demolition of areas of the existing building deemed too precarious to restore.
  • The strengthening and reconfiguration of the existing floor layouts and attic space.
  • Substantial structural alterations internally and externally to create increased circulation space and open up all parts of the hotel.
  • The construction of a new modern extension to the rear of the property which interfaces with the existing 19th century building.

Within the former 'doctor’s house', a further five new rooms were created. This 17th century structure has been meticulously restored using existing stone to retain the external appearance.