Malmaison is refurbishing the vacant Tay Hotel, a listed city center landmark constructed in 1889 in the Scottish coastal town of Dundee.
Interserve, the international support services and construction group, was appointed as main contractor of the refurbishment project to create the new Dundee Malmaison hotel. Work commenced in June and completion is scheduled in 12 months.
The project forms part of the $1.5-billion Dundee Central Waterfront Development, which is part of the city's multi-billion dollar regeneration of its historic waterfront that will include the new $70-million Victoria & Albert museum.
The structure is being redeveloped to create an international standard lifestyle boutique hotel. It will comprise a bar/lounge area with whisky snug and wine cellar, a restaurant with a private dining room and wine tasting, and 91 bedrooms and suites.
As part of the conservation project, Interserve will replace sash and casement windows and timber shutters, repair a feature lead dome on the building's roof, make good stonework, refurbish a feature staircase and cupola located on the stairs' landing and replace or redress Scottish slates on the building's mansard roof. In addition, the existing structures and fire escape staircase in the atrium were rotten and had collapsed; the company is required to rebuild these.
Malmaison's new hotel in Dundee is due to open in May 2013.