Malmaison has announced that it aims to refurbish the vacant Tay Hotel, a listed city centre landmark constructed in 1889 in the Scottish coastal town of Dundee.
Interserve, the international support services and construction group,
has been appointed as main contractor on a refurbishment project to
create the new Dundee Malmaison hotel. Works commenced in June and
completion is scheduled for twelve months later.
The project forms part of the £1 billion Dundee Central Waterfront
Development, an integral phase in the city's multi-billion pound
regeneration of its historic waterfront, which will include the new £45
million Victoria & Albert museum. Around 150 full and part time
construction jobs have been created thanks to the £15 million
development, with a further 120 new jobs to be made available once the
In keeping with the prestigious Malmaison brand, the structure is being
redeveloped to create an international standard lifestyle boutique
hotel. It will comprise a bar/lounge area with whisky snug and wine
cellar, a restaurant with a private dining room and wine tasting and 91
bedrooms and suites.
As part of the conservation project, Interserve will replace sash and
casement windows and timber shutters, repair a feature lead dome on the
building’s roof, make good stonework, refurbish a feature staircase and
cupola located on the stairs' landing and replace or redress Scottish
slates on the building's mansard roof. In addition, the existing
structures and fire escape staircase in the atrium were rotten and had
collapsed. The company is required to rebuild these.
Scott Harper, Brand Directory, Malmaison said: "We are proud to be
bringing Malmaison to Dundee, a city with a great heritage and an
exciting future with the Waterfront Development and the V&A museum.
Working with our partners Interserve we are looking forward to restoring
the former Tay Hotel to its former glory with of course a contemporary
Malmaison's new hotel in Dundee is due to open in May 2013.