Steelworks complete for new four-star hub

The structure of a new four-star hotel which it is hoped will connect guests to the magic of the island it is situated on, has been completed by AJE.

Led by project manager Allan Martin, AJE has supplied and erected the steelwork for the Bracken Hide Hotel on the Isle of Skye on behalf of Curley Concepts, the principle contractor.

The development comprises the main hotel building (The Hub) which will be complemented by 27 luxury en-suite cabins which will sit scattered across the landscape. The Hub will have a large reception and entrance area complete with a full-size lemon tree, a restaurant, a whisky bar and a family lounge with games and a screening room.

There will also be a separate sauna building.

AJE has carried out the steelwork for The Hub and sauna and will return to complete a steel staircase for the former.

Allan said: “This is the first time we have worked with Curley Concepts and its certainly an ambitious project with unique designs. The steelwork for the Hub and an additional portal frame sauna building is now complete. There was a slight delay due to Covid, but we got on site last November and with a team of three it took about four weeks. The team were working in some horrid weather, but despite all that it has progressed well.

The total steelwork weight for the project is approximately 70te and the team will return to install an internal stairway as Allan explained: “We need to wait for the concrete to be poured for the flooring and once that has been done we will liaise with the architects so we can work on the height required for the staircase. Then we will fabricate that and install it.”

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