Plans to convert a popular hotel into flats have been approved following the retirement of its two owners.
The Hotel Broughty Ferry, which has been owned and operated by Jeff and Gerry Stewart for the past 15 years, is to be converted into a set of eight two bedroom flats after change of use plans were approved by Dundee City Council on Tuesday.
The application was first submitted by Nicoll Russell Studios on behalf of the couple in December of last year.
The four-star inn was previously put on the market for other hotel owners to take over after the Stewarts decided to retire in 2018, however no offers were made.
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The lack of interest caused the pair to consider other uses for the property, including a nursing home and serviced apartments.
The building will now be converted into a block of eight two-bedroom flats, with the existing car park to be used for on-site parking for up to 11 vehicles.
A swimming pool and gym will also be provided to residents of the new complex, along with a garden and terrace area and bike storage facilities.
The new flats will be designed for older couples who are downsizing from a large family home.
A design statement submitted with the application stated: “Broughty Ferry is a popular suburb of Dundee and there is significant demand for high quality flatted accommodation.
“This type of accommodation is particularly attractive to older couples downsizing who are looking for a home which is close to all amenities.
“The Hotel Broughty Ferry site is ideally placed to service this demand being adjacent to the Broughty Ferry District Center.
“The existing property consists of a two-storey stone-built villa with a substantial two-storey
extension and a large paved car parking area to the rear.
“The rooms in the old part of the property retain their original high ceilings and this feature will be retained when the conversion is realised.
“The conversion proposals realise eight two-bedroom apartments and their unique selling points,
besides the central Broughty Ferry location, will be the gymnasium and pool which will be accessible to all the residents with the cost to maintain these facilities divided equally.
“In the leisure suite lower ground floor dedicated cycle stores for each apartment provided.
“Garden areas and a terrace provide shared amenity space for the development, with these areas
being maintained as part of a management contract.”