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The Scores Hotel to undergo refurb

The refurb will see an increase in room sizes and the addition of a restaurant and garden-dining area.

The Scores Hotel is set to undergo a refurbishment and extension after TODD Architects submitted a planning application to the Fife Council for the Scottish hotel.

The proposal will see the hotel’s existing rooms redeveloped to increase room sizes and will “better benefit” from the views of The Old Course golf course and north sea coastline. 

Additionally, a five-storey extension will be added at the rear of the building to create a five star luxury hotel with 51 rooms, along with a restaurant and garden-dining area.

The ground floor will contain space for the new destination restaurant and a multi-purpose area that can be used for small weddings or reconfigured into rooms of differing sizes for corporate bookings. 

The application has been submitted on behalf of the new owners, and it is a joint venture between Links Collection Capital and Northern Ireland based property investment company, Wirefox, who purchased the property earlier this year.

Located at St Andrews, the Scottish hotel is a historic property a few yards away from the Old Course and it overlooks the Royal and Ancient Golf Clubhouse and north sea coastline.

Andrew Murray, director at TODD Architects, said: “The Scores Hotel has been in existence since the mid-1930s and we fully understand the responsibility of restoring such an important and well-loved building for the local community and the tourism trade in the area.

“Whilst a truly special hotel, it has been subject to a series of unsympathetic and piecemeal changes and additions, leading to many of the lovely Victorian spaces being carved up into awkward shapes with difficult access and many level changes.” 

He added: “Our aim is to bring it back to its full potential, respecting the existing fabric whilst making sure our contemporary additions sit gracefully within the hotel grounds and the wider conservation area.”

Joanne McBurney, director at Wirefox, added: “We are delighted to have finally submitted plans for the transformation of the much-loved Scores Hotel along with our development partners Links Collection Capital and our project team.

“We will continue to work proactively with local stakeholders and community groups as well as our neighbours as the application progresses through the planning process. Our aim is to create a world-class facility to complement the existing offer in St Andrews and the site’s location overlooking golf’s most famous course.”

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