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leisure design & build bulletin - August 2019

EQUITONE used in state-of-the-art hotel expansion in Scotland
Etex Group

EQUITONE used in state-of-the-art hotel expansion in Scotland

A luxury country hotel and golf course in Aberdeen has undergone a £4.5 million extension, and has used EQUITONE fibre cement facade material to create a standout development.

Specified by Lippe Architects and supplied by Scotframe, EQUITONE has been fitted to the new extension at Meldrum House Country Hotel. The building provides a new ballroom with the capacity for 200 guests, a boardroom and 28 luxury bedrooms.

The new property was built adjacent to the baronial B listed mansion house, which has an intricate and textured facade with a wide range of stonework colours.

EQUITONE [tectiva] and [natura] were fitted to the 600m2 building ensuring the exterior harmonised with and complemented the existing structure. The finished aesthetic is a mixture of textured grey tones, which works alongside the stonework on the hotel.

Kristen Will, Associate and Chartered Architect for Lippe Architects, commented: “It was essential that we specified a material that would work well with the original building and complemented the existing stone structure. That is why we chose EQUITONE, as the material helped to create an effective exterior finish. The building’s appearance has a spectrum of surfaces that we wanted to respect, and EQUITONE had the exact texture and durability we were after.

“Our aim was to ensure that the extension was refined and distinctive but was subservient to the main hotel building. We felt EQUITONE not only had simplicity and elegance, but strength in its appearance, and the diversity of the range was ideal for the project.”

Meldrum House Country Hotel sits within a 240-acre estate and now boasts 51 bedrooms. As part of the new development, it has extended and refurbished its 800 year-old Cave Bar and created a new Dining Room to accommodate the increased number of guests.

Bob Edwards, Managing Director of Scotframe, added: “We were delighted with the finished result as the aim was to create a building that could stand alone within the property. EQUITONE created the perfect effect and we would highly recommend using the product as we found it was very easy to work with.”

EQUITONE [tectiva] is a through coloured fibre cement material that offers elegant shades of natural colour providing a unique aesthetic effect. Characterised by the fine-sanded lines and naturally occurring hues within the material, these enhance the natural matt appearance, which comes to life with the effects of light and shade.

EQUITONE [natura] fibre cement material is available in a range of through colours. Offering a tactile, smooth surface that allows the textures of the fibre cement to show through.

All EQUITONE materials are available in a range of colours, finishes and fixing options, giving full creative scope.

For more information on EQUITONE facade materials and to request samplesclick here.

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