Hotel 'extensively damaged' in fire as safety works set to get under way

Due to the dangerous condition of the building, it is unclear how long works on the Station Hotel will take.

South Ayrshire Council has confirmed they have assessed the damage to the Station Hotel following devastating fire.

The council confirmed that the Building Standards team had assessed drone footage taken of the former accommodation in Ayr.

The team found that the fire extensively damaged the southern section of the building.

Safety works on the clock tower are scheduled to begin on Monday, October 9, to remove loose timbers and other charred debris.

The council confirmed Station Bridge Road would remain closed until further notice.

They added that due to the “dangerous condition” of the building the extent of the work that needs to be done will not become clear until the works commence.

The fire initially broke out on Monday, September 25, with 15 emergency service appliances tending to the scene.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) said there were still appliances at the scene on Wednesday morning.

Three teenagers have been arrested and charged in connection with the fire.

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