Interserve Press Office | Jul 09, 2012
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.
The scheme is located on the site of the vacant Tay Hotel, a listed city centre landmark building constructed in 1889. In keeping with the prestigious Malmaison brand, the structure is being redeveloped to create an international standard lifestyle boutique hotel.
The project forms part of the £1 billion Dundee Central Waterfront Development, an integral phase in the city’s £multi-billion regeneration of its historic waterfront, which will include the new £45 million V&A museum.
The £7 million contract is testimony to what Interserve calls a ‘Delivering Growth Together’ approach, which sees the capabilities of Interserve Industrial Services and Interserve Technical Services complement its role as main contractor. Interserve Industrial Services has been brought in to supply and erect an unusual external perimeter scaffolding in a ‘Tube and Fittings’ configuration as opposed to the more common system scaffolds used in Scotland. In addition, the division will use its expert knowledge on this complex project where the north elevation is to be constructed with live shops, pub outlets and a series of cellar spaces below.
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.
On completion, the new hotel 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. Works are expected to commence in June with completion scheduled for 12 months later.
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