The ‘Hamilton Grand’ project for Golf Resort International Ltd, part of US-based Kohler Co., will see ISG reconfigure the interior floor space of the seven-storey structure to create 26 luxury apartments, a members’ lounge, restaurant and a public bar and grill.
The imposing 115 year old building was once the Grand Hotel, with an exclusive clientele including Edward VIII and George VI. The redevelopment will return the building to its glory days as a beacon of style and sophistication and once completed, Hamilton Grand will provide ultra-luxurious apartments for discerning buyers overlooking the ‘Home of Golf’.
The comprehensive programme of refurbishment will see ISG clean and restore the building’s façade, reinstate traditional sash-and-case style windows and install a slated mansard roof.
The distinctive pepper-pot dome on the corner of the building overlooking the Old Course, which was destroyed by fire in the 1980s and replaced with a steel and fibreglass replica, will be fully restored using timber and zinc cladding. Internally, ISG will carefully dismantle, repair and reassemble the balustrade of the original oak grand staircase.
Following reconfiguration of the internal layout, ISG will install ornate cornicing and plastered ceilings within the new rooms, reminiscent of their original Victorian grandeur.
The project looks set to create a much-needed boost to the regional economy, with around 100 locally based ISG staff and subcontractors working on the development at its peak. The project is scheduled for completion in spring 2012.
Craig Tatton, ISG’s UK Construction Managing Director, said: “The project to transform Hamilton Grand is a prestigious contract win for ISG’s newly established Scottish office and further highlights our ambitions to become a major presence within the country.
“Closely following our appointment on two high-profile schemes for Diageo as well as the Mill O’Mains project for Home Scotland, this latest win demonstrates the breadth and depth of our capabilities, incorporating historic building restoration with high-end residential fit out.”
ISG Plc is an international provider of construction, fit out and management services, with 28 offices worldwide. The company was established in 1989 and has been quoted on AIM since 1998. Today the company has a turnover of around £1 billion.