Following approval of an outline planning application in 2008, Trump International – Scotland commissioned Hoskins Architects to prepare a detailed masterplan for the development of a 460 hectare site around Menie House on the north-east coast of Aberdeenshire. The proposed development will be comprised of a world class championship links golf course suitable for hosting major international events and a second 18-hole links golf course, a landmark hotel set amidst an array of luxury holiday homes and a residential village formed within the unique setting of the Menie Estate.
The masterplan design aims to work with the existing natural features and topography, taking full advantage of the dramatic setting and creating a strong sense of place and belonging. Careful consideration will be given to the location of buildings to ensure a seamless unification with the landscape while controlling the visual impact and preserving the distinct character of the land. The masterplan was approved by Aberdeenshire council in June 2010.