The Kylesku Hotel is situated in the Assynt Coigach National Scenic Area. Helen Lucas Architects oversaw the design and construction of an extensive scheme that was constructed between November 2014 and February 2015 when the hotel was closed for the winter.
The hotel had suffered from piecemeal development over a number of years and Helen Lucas Architects made a series of proposals that rationalise the layout, make best use of the existing buildings and enhance the connection to the landscape through carefully positioned additions.
The scheme provides a new accommodation block containing four new bedrooms. An extended restaurant and residents' lounge connect to the refurbished and enlarged bar area. Additional back of house facilities, a laundry and office were incorporated. Externally a timber walkway provides an accessible entrance and a timber deck provides an outdoor seating area.
The scheme has refreshed and modernised the hotel but retained its historic heart. The built fabric has been upgraded to meet modern standards and sustainability improved by the addition of an air source heat pump.