The owner of an upmarket Dundee hotel believes his latest venture will offer something nowhere else in the city can.
Richie Hawkins, owner of Taypark House Hotel, has revamped a historic stable building, located within the hotel grounds, with the intention of creating a wood-fired pizza and barbecue restaurant.
The businessman believes the history of the structure should be preserved, and should planning permission be granted, he thinks it will offer something “unique” to visitors.
Mr Hawkins said: “I’m desperate to reuse this derelict building and turn it into something where locals and other people visiting Dundee can come and experience a 150-year-old stable building.
“I really don’t want to turn it into residential accommodation where it would almost be lost forever. It’s got so many original features.
“Dundee has so much happening at the moment,
“There are a lot of new things happening, but I don’t think we should forget about Dundee’s history.”