Building work is set to start on the £100million Angus golf resort, hotel and spa after being given the green light
The development – known as The Angus – is set to be located on the Shank of Omachie near Broughty Ferry, with Dundee and Angus’s first five-star hotel, with scheme officials saying it could boost growth. local economy of over £40 million. one year once it is operational, in about two years.
The full venture is expected to generate over 300 full-time and part-time jobs, with another 130 full-time equivalent positions and an additional 285 positions during the construction and development phase.
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Angus owner Mike Forbes of the nearby Forbes of Kingennie resort welcomed the approval of changes to the design and layout of the hotel.
New plans approved will see the hillside hotel offer 175 bedrooms, a rooftop bar and 1,900 square meter spa and leisure facilities overlooking the Tay Estuary and St Andrews. A hotel partner should be announced in the coming months.
The development will also be home to a signature golf course for Irish golf champion Darren Clarke, alongside a clubhouse and golf academy with driving range, as well as 160 homes and ten luxury lodges.
Mr Forbes said: “We have worked tirelessly to create plans for a seaside resort that will surpass anything on offer in Scotland and firmly position Dundee and Angus as a world-class destination for tourists.
“We will now begin preparatory work for the first stage of the construction program, which will see construction work begin on the golf course later this summer.”
Caroline Warburton, Director of Regional Leadership for VisitScotland, said: “It’s fantastic to see The Angus move into the next stage of development. Tourism is an increasingly important part of the 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.
Leveraged & Equity Global Capital has been appointed development finance partner, which also sees the Forbes family working with partners such as 3D architects Reid, Ryden, Morrison Construction, Balgair, Manson Architects, Team Niblick (golf course design) and CPC (project-management).