RSM administrators sell Bauhaus hotel for student accommodation

25 August 2021 1 min. read
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RSM’s restructuring advisory arm has served as administrator for the former Bauhaus hotel in Aberdeen. The sale will reportedly see the property transformed into student accommodation in the Scottish city.

In 2019, the 39-bedroom Bauhaus Hotel in Aberdeen closed its doors, appointing administrators from RSM. The decision to appoint administrators was made by the directors of Bauhaus after it suffered from “difficult trading conditions.”

Paul Dounis and Gareth Harris of RSM’s restructuring advisory team were appointed joint administrators of the former hotel. However, what was initially hoped to be a swift sale was soon complicated by the unforeseen events of the following two years.

RSM administrators sell Bauhaus hotel for student accommodation

Eventually, the landmark property has been sold for an undisclosed sum, off of a guide price of £1.4 million. The sale, completed by property specialists Colliers on behalf of administrators, has seen the property transferred to property developer Granite City Developments LLP in a deal which will regenerate the site and create student accommodation.

RSM Partner Dounis remarked, “The sale and change of use of the vacant Bauhaus building will bring young people back into the heart of Aberdeen – creating jobs; enhancing the vibrancy of the City; and supporting economic growth post-pandemic.”

Following the sale, Aberdeen City Council has approved the conversion of the former hotel into 45-units of accommodation. The block will eventually  aim to house students from The University of Aberdeen, North East Scotland College and Robert Gordon University. The conversion of the property ties in with the local authority’s plans for a £4.8 billion regeneration of the city.