The Station Inn, Kirkpatrick Fleming
Partial Demolition, Remodeling & Extension for The Cove Estate
Initial Survey – February 2018; Completion – Spring 2019
Our client wished to substantially remodel the Station Inn in Kirkpatrick Fleming, to provide a refreshed and modern pub and restaurant to serve the local community and holiday park. Our client runs several businesses in the local area, including the Bruce’s Cave Holiday Park, and is committed to supporting local facilities and the local community. He frequently locates and rescues older, endangered buildings across southern Scotland and northern England to redevelop and bring back into beneficial use; he took on the closed Station Inn for refurbishment.
The building consisted of the existing pub and restaurant occupying several rooms of the ground floor of an original coaching inn, a first floor flat accessed by an external fire escape stair, a small kitchen extension attached to the rear and a separate stores building to the rear, linked together by a steel-framed garage block. The facilities were undersized and very outdated for the modern standards of food preparation, dining, and socialising. Our brief was to produce design options to increase the size of the dining area, kitchens, stores, toilet facilities and improve the quality of and access to the first floor flat.
Several schemes were considered, including the addition of a further flat to first floor. The final scheme comprised a large, open-plan restaurant bar, large kitchen/prep area and linked stores, cellar, expanded toilet facilities, all made accessible for disabled users, a remodeled first floor flat with internal stair access created from the former toilet block, expanded beer garden and revised car park.
Aditus designed the scheme and made the subsequent, successful planning and building warrant applications.
The client separately commissioned a superb sculpture of a ‘Stephenson’s Rocket’ steam engine which took pride of place outside.