Teucer House could become guesthouse
A fire-damaged and derelict government building on the outskirts of Hamilton could get a new lease of life as a boutique guesthouse.
A planning application submitted this month proposed turning Teucer House on Cedar Avenue, Pembroke, into tourist accommodation with ten bedrooms.
The plans, submitted by Compu-CAD Training & Services on behalf of Teucer Ltd, also included proposals for an additional storey, two-bedroom living quarters for the manager, a commercial kitchen and an office.
A letter from a Compu-CAD representative included with the application said: “Our proposal includes the demolition of the existing exterior stairs to be reconstructed and extended to access the second floor addition, along with the installation of a proposed passenger lift.
“As the existing floors, roof and services were destroyed in the fire, our proposal includes the reconstruction of the floors, roof and new installation of all electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems.
The application said that the existing windows would be replaced with ones of the same size.
Teucer House was built in 1903 and bought by the Government in 1955.
It was used as a health clinic and later as the offices for Teen Services, but became disused.
A blaze destroyed the building's roof and upper floor in 2013. A plan to restore the building to its original condition was submitted in 2015, but work never started. The Government put out a request for proposal to restore the building last year.