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A Viable Future for the Pavilion Hotel Proposal for Pavilion and Marina Car Park David White – Senior Development Surveyor 25 th April, 2013.

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1 A Viable Future for the Pavilion Hotel Proposal for Pavilion and Marina Car Park David White – Senior Development Surveyor 25 th April, 2013

2 Introduction Purpose of the Presentation Background to the Proposal & Important Issues Possible Benefits of the Proposal Current Status of the Proposal

3 Purpose of the Presentation Proposal to develop Marina Car Park and the Pavilion is well known: –Public Consultations at RICC –Herald Express coverage –Questionnaire at the Pavilion Update: so people are fully aware and up to date

4 Background to the Proposal and Why? Brief Summary of the Proposal –65 bed 4* plus spa hotel –45 apartments –Restaurants, function suites within the Pavilion –Cafes, restaurants and seating eating and drinking around the inner harbour Why are we considering it? –Pavilion needs a several £m investment –Pavilion needs a viable economic future –Car Park adjacent to the waters edge –Create seating & dining by the harbour

5 Background – The Pavilion Grade II Listed Building Built 1911 Steel framed building Decorative ceramic tiles Elaborate roof details / joints Flat roof sections 1912 construction methods

6 Background – The Pavilion Some defective construction methods Not watertight Steel completely rusted in places New steel members inserted

7 Background – The Pavilion Decorative ceramic brick covering has cracked Further water penetration Ever worsening problem

8 Background – The Pavilion Sold / leased to MDL (Marina Developments Ltd) from 1985, responsible for repairs What about the inherent defects? Repair or renew? Lots of Property Law on this issue Building to be returned in same condition, not better Cost to CORRECT the defects and make good? Several £m Continuous maintenance – the Forth Bridge!

9 Background – The Pavilion Architecturally, the building is ornate and elaborate Structurally, it needs some corrective works due to the 1912 construction methods What needs to be done? –Find the money to remedy the defects –Find a viable use that generates sufficient money to pay for the ongoing maintenance

10 The Proposal –To work with MDL and their developer to find a viable future for the Pavilion: 65 bed 4 * + spa hotel with bar and restaurant 45 apartments Cafes and restaurants on ground floor overlooking the inner harbour Retains existing car park and provides 280 car parking spaces for the marina, hotel and apartments Pavilion restored and incorporated into the hotels publically accessible areas, eg. reception, bar, restaurant, cafe, function suites

11 Possible Benefits of the Proposal Possible Benefits –Year round hotel, spa, restaurants, function suites –Diversifies the existing hotel offer in the Bay –Active frontage to the inner harbour and more seated drinking around the inner harbour –Provides an economically viable future for the Pavilion –Creates over 200 direct jobs adding over £3m pa to the local economy –Plus estimated £5m pa to the local economy from visitors and indirect jobs –Plus jobs created during the construction of the project

12 Current Status of the Proposal Previously investigated making Cary Green part of the project Felt building on Cary Green was not adding to or improving the project We need to resolve the issue of car parking, and considering how we could have parking on Cary Green –Shared space for other uses when not busy? –Planting and parking? –Continental themes?

13 What next? Assessing the structural integrity of the Pavilion Design a structural solution Cost the repairs / solution to the Pavilion Finalising plans / details Submit a planning application

14 Marina Car Park & The Pavilion Project Thank you


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