Landmark hotel being demolished for multi-million-pound hall and gym

Waverley Hotel

A landmark building has been razed to the ground to make way for a multi-million-pound redevelopment.

The Waverley Hotel in York Place, Perth, has been demolished, with the annex to the rear on Caledonian Road next to come down.

The corner site will then be at the centre of businesswoman Ann Gloag’s £3.6 million plan to build a multi-use hall and gym in its place.

The new facility will be linked to the adjacent Trinity Church of the Nazarene, of which Ms Gloag is a member.

Once one of Perth’s popular hotels for functions and weddings, the Waverley became a homeless hostel in 2011 but closed for good that year.

Since then the building had deteriorated and become an eyesore with the writing on the wall after it was badly damaged by a fire in November 2015.

The new facility will be available for community use and an open space will be created to the front of the building.