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Plans for the Ptarmigan building at CairnGorm Mountain shared with public

This entry was posted in Developments on January 9th, 2018.

CairnGorm Mountain Ltd is set to reveal detailed plans for the redevelopment of the Ptarmigan building that will form a significant part of the long-term strategy for the resort.

The drop-in session will be held on 18th January 12noon to 5pm at the Cairngorm Hotel in Aviemore and there will be a team onsite to answer any questions. The drop-in session takes place ahead of the submission of a detailed planning application.

Adam Gough, CairnGorm Mountain Ltd said: “We are really looking forward to sharing our plans for the Ptarmigan building at CairnGorm Mountain. The building is unique both in its setting and in its functions as a funicular station, ski summit building, restaurant, exhibition centre and shop. The Ptarmigan is the hub of the resort all year round, welcoming skiers and snowboarders in the winter and visitors from all over the world the rest of the year to enjoy a trip on Scotland’s only funicular railway and the spectacular scenery of Cairngorm National Park. The proposals are to sensitively extend the building which will address congestion and capacity issues whilst also improving the underwhelming sense of arrival and confusing way finding.”

The proposed addition of a rooftop walkway that will maximise the amazing vistas all year round will be complemented by a boardwalk extension to the existing viewing terrace. The design proposals will work with the existing form of the building whilst sensitively modernising the appearance.

The proposals are not limited to the exterior of the Ptarmigan as the company plans to completely overhaul the interior space to dramatically enhance the overall visitor experience. The overall flow of the building will be reconfigured to create a bigger sense of impact and welcome for visitors as well as making it easier to navigate. The exhibition will be revamped to create a more modern and adaptive experience which is what visitors expect from one of Scotland’s top ten visitor attractions.

For anyone who would like to see the plans but is unable to attend the session, please email planning@naturalretreats.co.uk for further information.

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