Trump Golf Resort Aberdeen, Scottish Hotel, Proposal, Architect, Design, News
Trump International Golf Course + Resort Aberdeen
Links Course in North East Scotland, UK
8 Aug 2013
Trump Second Golf Course
Trump Golf Resort News
Plans for a second golf course by Donald Trump at his luxury Scottish resort will be unveiled at a public exhibition later in August. Members of the public will have their say in the proposals for the development at the Trump International Golf Links on the Aberdeenshire coast. The pre-application consultation will take place in a marquee next to the Golf House at Menie on Tuesday August 20th between noon and 8pm.
18 Jan 2012
Trump Golf Clubhouse
Trump Clubhouse Approval
Clubhouse for members and visitors of Donald Trump’s multimillion-pound golf resort in Aberdeenshire wins planning approval on 8 to 2 vote, reports The Scotsman.
George Sorial, the Trump Organisation’s managing director of international development, told Councillor Debra Storr, a leading opponent of the Trump golf resort development, she would be out of a job after the council elections in May as he left a meeting of the planning authority where councillors approved plans for the Gothic-inspired building.
Visibly shaken, Ms Storr declined the offer of a five-minute recess claiming she was “used to abuse from the Trump Organisation”.
During a heated debate on the planning application, Ms Storr described the design for the 19th hole at the Menie championship links – by architects Acanthus df – as “laughable”.
She said: “It should have blended into the land rather than sitting there looking like a Victorian lunatic asylum.”
Ms Storr, who had called for the plans for the new clubhouse to be rejected, claimed the design was totally inappropriate for the site and a “Victorian pastiche”.
She claimed: “There was an opportunity here to produce a spectacular design. We could have had a fantastic, modern, new clubhouse. I pity the architect who has been forced into such a design by a client I don’t think has taste.”
Trump Hotel Threat
Donald Trump has issued an ultimatum to the Scottish Government by apparently halting work on his golf resort in Aberdeenshire until he gets an undertaking that a planned offshore windfarm will not go ahead, according to today’s Scotsman. The proposals were described by George Sorial as an “ugly industrial park”. Holyrood now has the difficult task of appearing to decide between two projects which the SNP has championed. 18 Jan
20 Dec 2011
Trump Golf Course – Temporary Clubhouse
Donald Trump has won planning permission from Aberdeen Council to begin construction of a temporary golf course clubhouse at Menie.
Permission to erect the galvanised steel clubhouse, designed by Aberdeen architects Covell Matthews was granted with a 9-2 vote. The permanent Trump clubhouse is designed by Acanthus df.
21 Sep 2011
Donald Trump Golf Clubhouse
Donald Trump has released the first pictures of the golf clubhouse he plans to build on the Menie Estate in Aberdeenshire. The single-storey building made from granite, slate and glass, will be at the heart of the £750m development. Critics have already described the building, designed by Acanthus Architects, as looking like a Victorian workhouse. Sarah Malone, executive vice president of Trump International Scotland, said: “We’ve spent many months refining and perfecting the design and will submit our planning application in the coming weeks.”
Donald Trump Golf Clubhouse – external link
Donald Trump Golf Resort
Donald Trump Scottish Golf Links – News Update, Feb 2010
Detailed Masterplan submitted for this development by Gareth Hoskins Architects
Donald Trump Scottish Golf Course – News Update, 17 Sep 2009
Images released by Gareth Hoskins Architects:
Trump Golf Resort – Planning Permission Approval
17 Dec 2008
Location: Menie House, Balmedie, north of Aberdeen
Architects: Gareth Hoskins Architects with Wimberly Allison Tong and Goo (USA); Jenkins & Marr (Aberdeen) – SMC Jenkins & Marr as of late 2006
Developers: Trump International
Planning Permission minded to grant 3 Nov 2008
A+DS view on the architecture: it will “devalue the Scottish architectural tradition”
Donald Trump Golf Resort Masterplan designer : Gareth Hoskins Architects
Donald Trump Scottish Golf Resort – News Update, 3 Nov 2008
Donald Trump granted permission today – subject to Section 75 agreement (effectively kicking it back to Aberdeenshire Council) – by the Scottish government to build a golf resort on a site of special scientific interest.
Scottish Finance Secretary John Swinney overruled the local authority’s rejection of the proposal. Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond added: “The economic and social benefits for the North East of Scotland substantially outweigh any environmental impact.”
Alex Salmond’s view has a certain logic, but there was no need for part of one of the courses to breach the SSSI. Surely a starting point for any application is that it doesn’t break the rules. Other new golf courses around the country have managed to be built without damaging national heritage. Given the impending Glenrothes by-election this result will come as no surprise, though slightly earlier than expected by many.
The resort has to be developed in a certain way: golf course first, then phased. Only half the housing has been approved (probably not too problematic given current economic conditions). Which brings us to whether the resort will truly come to frutition given the severity of the current economic collapse?
Trump Golf Links – News Updates
Trump Golf Resort Aberdeenshire : further archive information
Scottish Golf Development : Architecture News
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Amsterdam International Golf Club
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Austrian Golf Club Building
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Hersham Golf Club
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