Planning submitted for Oban Premier Inn

Oban Premier Innlma | architects and planning consultants have submitted a scheme for planning consent for a 81 bed Premier Inn and restaurant for Whitbread PLC at Shore Street in Oban.

The development sees the demolition of the existing bowling alley located adjacent to the railway and ferry terminal to make way for the new hotel, restaurant and parking.

The building has been designed with two distinct frontages, one facing Shore Street and the other overlooking the bay with each of the elevations designed with a different but cohesive approach. The Shore Street elevation is finished in a smooth white render usually associated with Scottish costal architecture with the rear clad in zinc extending from the roof. Grey timber cladding is used to emphasise the stair tower.

The window openings are gathered vertically with full height windows and opaque spandrel panels with the dormers articulating the eaves and providing a focus at the top of the curtain walling. The restaurant sits as a glass box and framed by a folded canopy to bring a dynamic interest to the facade.

The planning application was submitted after an extensive period of pre-applications discussions with Argyll and Bute Council.

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