New Report Estimates £10million Bill to Rebuild Station Hotel


South Ayrshire Council have been informed that it will cost £10million to repair the crumbling Station Hotel.

The bill comes after a condemning structural report that found almost 1000 defects within the building. The subsequent bill makes the future of the B-listed building quite bleak.

The decision will be made by a desk of councillors.

The 72-page report details £1million is to be spent of design fees, repair work on the structure of £7.34m, internal repair work of £2.4m amongst other costs.

It was surveyors, Mott MacDonald that completed the report.

An insider told the Ayrshire Post: “People will be suspicious of this figure as it seems so high.

“But the reality is the repair and rebuild of the Station is never going to be cheap.

“The town has an emotional attachment to the building, and it’s become a real embarrassment for the council.

“But there comes a point when these kinds of sums are presented that the writing is on the wall.”

The building is owner by businessman Eng Huat Ung.

The station closed for business in 2013.

Since then, multiple contractors have been hired to keep the building safe. It has now been covered over to prevent further damage.