The Angus golf resort, hotel and spa, Scotland

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The Angus golf resort, hotel and spa News

9 March 2022

Design: 3DReid Architects, Edinburgh

Updated Plans For Luxury The Angus Resort Given Go-ahead

The Angus golf resort, hotel and spa, Scotland building

The Angus golf resort, hotel and spa planning approval

New designs approved for £100m golf resort, hotel and spa which will create hundreds of jobs for Angus and Dundee

Construction on a £100m world-class golf resort, hotel and spa in the Angus countryside will get underway this summer after councillors approved an updated masterplan for the once-in-a-generation luxury destination.

With ambitions to become an iconic resort unlike anything seen in Scotland for decades, the development – on the Shank of Omachie near Broughty Ferry – will boast Dundee and Angus’s first five-star hotel.

The Angus represents one of the biggest hospitality investments in Scotland in recent years and could contribute more than £40m to the local economy per year once it is operational in around two years’ time.

The Angus owner, Mike Forbes of the nearby Forbes of Kingennie country resort, today welcomed the decision by Angus Council’s Development Standards committee to approve amendments to the hotel design and layout, while VisitScotland hailed the plans as an “impressive addition” to the region’s tourism and leisure offering.

The Angus golf resort, hotel and spa, Scotland

The approved new plans will see the hillside hotel offering 175 guest rooms, a rooftop sky bar and 1,900 sqm spa and leisure facilities overlooking the Tay Estuary and St Andrews, with traditional Scottish architecture and renowned hospitality.

A hotel partner is expected to be announced in the coming months.

The development will also be the anchor for a signature golf course by Irish champion golfer Darren Clarke OBE, alongside a clubhouse and golf academy with driving range, alongside 160 houses and 10 luxury lodges.

Mr Forbes said: “We are delighted that the updated plans for The Angus have been approved and thank Angus Council for supporting our vision to create an iconic hotel and golf development.

“We have worked tirelessly to create plans for a resort that will surpass anything on offer in Scotland and firmly position Dundee and Angus as a world-class destination for tourists.

“As a long-established tourism business in Angus, we are proud to be moving forward with creating a five-star hotel and luxury spa, as well as the first signature golf course by legendary Ryder Cup winner and former Open champion Darren Clarke.”

He added: “We will now begin the preparatory work on stage one of the construction programme, which will see building work starting on the golf course later this summer.”

The Angus had already secured planning permission in principle, with a section 42 order granted by the local authority in 2017 to allow a newly appointed project team to make alterations to the original designs.

The redesign creates a sense of space, tranquillity and relaxation with an outlook that maximises the stunning views, including a spectacular water feature in the entrance hall.

Caroline Warburton, VisitScotland Regional Leadership Director, said: “It is fantastic to see The Angus move onto the next stage of development. The proposed five-star resort will make an impressive addition to the strengthening tourism and leisure portfolio in Dundee and Angus.

“Tourism an increasingly important part of Dundee and Angus economies with this level of investment and job creation a vote of confidence in our sector as we recover from the pandemic. We look forward to working with the team as the development continues.”

The Forbes family is working with an experienced project team of handpicked partners including 3D Reid architects, Ryden, Morrison Construction, Balgair, Manson Architects, Team Niblick (golf course design) and CPC (project management) to oversee the development.

It is hoped The Angus will be ready to open to the public in 2024.

Previously on e-architect:

21 November 2021

Design: 3DReid Architects

The Angus golf resort, hotel and spa design

Updated Plans For £100m Resort Lodged With Angus Council

New designs for The Angus golf resort, hotel and spa to reflect world-class standard

An updated masterplan for a £100m world-class golf resort, hotel and spa in the Angus countryside has been submitted to Angus Council for planning consent by 3DReid architects.

The Angus represents one of the biggest hospitality investments in Scotland in recent years and could contribute more than £40m to the local economy per year once it’s operational.

With ambitions to become an iconic resort unlike anything seen in Scotland for decades, the development will boast the first five-star hotel in the Dundee and Angus region.

Following a redesign of the original plans, which already have planning consent, the hotel now has 175 guest rooms, a rooftop sky bar and 1,900 sqm spa and leisure facility and will be the anchor for a signature Darren Clarke golf course, clubhouse and golf academy with driving range.

The plans also include a total of 160 houses and 10 luxury lodges.

The development is set within 300 acres of land on the Shank of Omachie, above the long-established Forbes of Kingennie country resort, near Broughty Ferry.

Mike Forbes:
Mike Forbes, The Angus golf resort, hotel and spa, Scotland

Forbes of Kingennie owner and Angus businessman, Mike Forbes, has already received planning permission in principle for The Angus, with construction due to begin on the golf course in summer 2022 if the latest designs are approved.

A section 42 order was granted by Angus Council in 2017 to allow a newly appointed project team to make alterations to the original designs, repositioning the development as a “best-in-class” hotel with traditional Scottish architecture and renowned hospitality.

The redesign creates a sense of space and relaxation with an outlook that maximises the stunning views out to the Tay estuary and the “Home of Golf” – St Andrews – including a spectacular water feature in the entrance hall to reinforce a sense of tranquillity.

Mike Forbes, Scotland:
Mike Forbes, Angus, Scotland

Mr Forbes said: “The Angus is an unrivalled opportunity for Angus and Scotland. It is simply an iconic hotel and golf complex which will surpass anything on offer in the country.

“With a five-star hotel and spa offering, as well as the first signature golf course from legendary Ryder Cup winner and former Open champion Darren Clarke, The Angus will create jobs and opportunities, generating significant income and boosting Dundee and Angus as a world-class tourism and leisure destination.”

The full development is expected to generate more than 300 full and part-time jobs, with a further 130 full-time equivalent posts and 285 additional employment positions during the construction and development phase.

A hotel partner is expected to be announced in the coming months.

Caroline Warburton, VisitScotland regional leadership director, said: “This is an exciting development for Dundee and Angus, and a first for this region. A five-star hotel is a fantastic addition to the area’s strengthening tourism portfolio – putting it on the map not only in Scotland but internationally. Tourism is an increasingly important part of the Dundee and Angus economies, creating both economic and social value. We look forward to working with the team as the development continues.”

The Forbes family has appointed an experienced project team of handpicked partners including 3D Reid architects, Ryden, Morrison Construction, Balgair, Manson Architects, Team Niblick (golf course design) and CPC (project management) to oversee the development.

Mr Forbes added: “This is a huge project and a labour of love for me, my family and our planning team who have worked tirelessly to ensure we have a resort that the people of Angus can be proud of for generations to come.

“We are committed to working collaboratively with the planning team at Angus Council to meet all the planning requirements to allow us to begin construction on this transformational development in 2022 so that it can be delivered by Morrison Construction.”

The updated designs by 3DReid have now been lodged with councillors. These comprise the overall site masterplan, plans for the resort’s leisure offering which includes a driving range, a signature Darren Clarke golf course and clubhouse, and redesigned plans for the hotel, luxury spa and lodges.

The Angus golf resort, hotel and spa building facade design

Award winning Leveraged & Equity Global Capital (L&EGC) has been appointed as financing partner for The Angus development.

L&EGC and its UK division Credit Risk Mitigation have secured Invictus Risk Solutions LLP and its broking partner to create a portfolio of insurances through Lloyds of London and the London Corporate market that will underpin investment in The Angus during construction and beyond.

It is expected that Angus Council will make a decision on the plans in early 2022 with The Angus due to open to the public in 2024.

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The Angus golf resort, hotel and spa images / information received November 2021

Location: Angus, near Dundee, eastern Scotland, United Kingdom

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