Ayr Station Hotel to cost £10M to Rebuild

The building at Ayr Train Station has now been covered to remain secure - Photo Credit: South Ayrshire Council
The building at Ayr Train Station has now been covered to remain secure - Photo Credit: South Ayrshire Council

An independent report into the structural condition of the former Station Hotel in Ayr has estimated repair works could cost in the region of £10M.

The 725 page report, published by Mott McDonald (Glasgow), shows costs and extensive damage which could end all hopes of the building being brought back to life. The costs could spiral further, with inflation and VAT not factored into the £10M figure.

Building works are estimated to cost £7,242,980 alone, taking into account internal work and repairs to the crumbling roof. This can be broken down to the figures given below:

South Block Internal Repairs – £2,443,151

North Block 1 Internal Repairs – £763,875

North Block 2 Internal Repairs – £274,838

South Block – External Facade & Roofing Repairs – £1,163,936

North Block – External Facade & Roofing Repairs – £621,822

Main Contractor’s Preliminaries – £1,316,905

Main Contractor’s Overheads & Profits – £658,453

On top of the numbers provided above, professional design fees would cost just shy of £1.1M, over 10% of the total costs.

The building is part-owned by Network Rail and majority-owned by a Malaysian businessman by the name of Mr Ung.

The South Ayrshire Council website states; ” We’re continuing to keep people safe and we’ll continue to liaise with Transport Scotland, Network Rail, ScotRail and our Task Force partners to consider the options in relation to the building.

” As we don’t own the building, it is the owners who currently have the ability to decide upon the future of the building.

” The ultimate way forward will be shaped by the condition of the building, which will determine whether it can be restored or redeveloped. “

The full report can be read here: https://www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/station-building/former%20ayr%20station%20hotel%20building%20independent%20report%20oct%202019%20rev1.pdf