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Glenapp Castle – Luxury Castle Hotel – Ayrshire

Located in Ballantrae, Ayrshire, Glenapp Castle dates back to the 1870s and was designed by the celebrated Edinburgh architect David Bryce.

Now, it is one of Scotland’s finest luxury hotels with several notable awards in the hospitality industry.

The current owners had the ambition and foresight to turn Glenapp Castle into one of Scotland’s most enchanting and leading hotel venues in the UK. Among the awards the Castle has received in recent years is the prestigious Sunday Times “Best Place to Stay 2020”.

The latest round of upgrades and renovations to the venue involved the complete redevelopment of the third-floor area into a luxury suite named The Endeavour, and the Glenapp Castle Penthouse Apartment.

The suite boasts its own independent butler, private elevator, sauna, spa, multiple en-suite bedrooms and kitchen and dining areas.

Passive fire protection upgrades were also carried out by Worksmart Fire Door Inspection throughout the castle. These upgrades helped bring the castle’s fire safety measures up to modern standards.

New fire doors, access hatches, sprinkler systems and new structural timbers were installed, along with a vast array of Passive Fire Protection measures.

The Worksmart teams ensure the venue was able to retain its historic charm while achieving modern safety standards.

Specialist stone masons were brought in to help and new timber beams and calcium silicate boards had to be installed in various locations. A sprinkler system was also installed. Thanks to the hard work of Worksmart Fire Door Inspection, Glenapp Castle now meets all standards for fire door compliance.

This was a truly unique project to work on with many difficult challenges. The COVID-19 also had its say, delaying works and forcing some of our operatives to stay on-site to ensure travel was kept to a minimum.

Client Testimonial

"I would also like to add that Worksmart’s collaborative attitude and attention to detail have been crucial to the success of this project. Passive fire safety installations rely heavily on attention to detail applied by the installers and this close attention was prevalent throughout the project. Worksmart were a great pleasure to work with.
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Kinlay Laidlaw MRICS - Laidlaw Associates Building Surveying Ltd

Glenapp Castle

Project Type:Refurbishment
Duration:14 months
Architect:Undisclosed
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