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Cash crisis for visitor centre   more

Rosemary Dewar, The Citizen, 21 January 2005

A confidential report on St Andrews' troubled Gateway Centre, considered by Kingdom of Fife Tourist Board on Monday, reveals serious concerns over the cost of operating a new visitor centre inside the building.

One-stop welcome vision for town   more

Gordon Berry, The Courier, 3 March 2004

The ground floor of the Gateway building at the western entrance to St Andrews might soon find a new use as a “first port of call” for the university and the town.

Gateway future finally settled   more

Gordon Berry, The Courier, 20 January 2004

The long and troubled saga of the imposing £9 million Gateway building at the western entrance to St Andrews seems to have been settled with its purchase by the university and the promise of partial community use.

Gateway building back in spotlight   more

Michael Alexander, The Courier, 18 June 2003

The future of the Gateway building at the western entrance to St Andrews which has stood empty since its completion three years ago has again been thrust into the spotlight.

Councillor airs concerns at ever vacant Gateway   more

Gordon Berry, The Courier, 20 May 2003

A St Andrews councillor has expressed her increasing concern that the imposing Gateway building at the western entrance to St Andrews is still empty three years after its completion.

No progress on Gateway museum   more

The Courier, 4 October 2002

Plans are still in the pipeline for a major new development in the spectacular Gateway building which is still standing unused and empty at the western edge of St Andrews.

Office plan for Gateway Centre   more

The Citizen, 13 September 2002

The man charged with the seemingly difficult task of finding new businesses to fill the troubled Gateway Centre has admitted that the £2.5 million building could be transformed into prestigious office accommodation.

Gateway deal yet to be signed   more

The Courier, 5 July 2002

A planned development at the spectacular Gateway Centre on the edge of St Andrews will not be in operation this month.

Multi-million pound plan for Gateway Centre   more

The Citizen, 3 May 2002

A multi-million pound golfing museum, restaurant and conference centre is planned for the Gateway Centre, St Andrews.

Alcatel to buy failed St Andrews golf centre   more

Andrew Murray-Watson, The Scotsman, 14 August 2001

Alcatel, the giant French telecommunications company, is set to make its second Scottish acquisition within the space of a few weeks, with the purchase of a flagship leisure development in St Andrews.

Receiver pledges action to spruce up Gateway site   more

The Courier, 19 July 2001

The receiver dealing with the sale of the ill-fated £9 million Gateway building, still standing empty and unused at St Andrews, are to act to tidy up the site.

Gateway receivers clarify bidder status   more

Gordon Berry, The Courier, 27 April 2001

Suggestions that the St Andrews University Students’ Association Is a “preferred bidder” for the ill-fated £9.5 million Gateway building In the town have been dismissed by receivers trying to sell the property. The news came yesterday from Edinburgh-based Grant Thornton, which has been at the centre of a worldwide search for a new owner for the spectacular building.

Firms hit by Gateway crash   more

The Citizen, 9 March 2001

St Andrews firm, Hardies Chartered Surveyors, are one of a number of local businesses hit by the financial collapse of the Gateway Centre on the outskirts of the town.

Students union bid for doomed centre   more

The Courier, 3 March 2001

The lavish multi-million pound St Andrews Gateway Centre development, which went into receivership last year before it had even opened its doors, could be the new students’ union headquarters of the town’s university.

Rumour links students to centre   more

The Courier, 21 February 2001

Prince William, who is due to begin his studies at St Andrews University this year, could be among the first undergraduates to sample student life in a lavish new multi-million pound Students’ Union building in the town.

Still no buyer for town's Gateway 'folly'   more

The Courier, 16 February 2001

The £9 million Gateway Centre which stands as a stark reminder of a failed business scheme on the western edge of St Andrews has yet to find a buyer.

Hope that Gateway may be sold soon   more

Anita Rogan, The Citizen, 16 February 2001

Agents behind the Gateway Centre, on the edge of St Andrews, have said that they are hopeful of securing a sale for the distinctive building within weeks.

Centre's future still undecided   more

The Courier, 4 January 2001

The future of the Gateway Centre, currently standing forlorn and empty, on the edge of St Andrews, is still in the melting pot over six months after the project came to grief.

Gateway figures far short of projections   more

The Citizen, 27 October 2000

The extent of the huge financial shortfall in individual memberships, which were to have ensured the future of the Gateway Centre, in St Andrews, has become clear.

Gateway for sale again   more

The Citizen, 20 October 2000

The controversial Gateway Centre on the outskirts of St Andrews has been re-advertised in the national press at offers over just £2.5 million.

Target failure doomed Gateway   more

Gordon Berry, The Courier, 19 October 2000

The ill-fated Gateway development in St Andrews - currently being offered on the open market at a fraction of its £9.4 million construction cost - came to grief because of the spectacular failure of an overseas membership drive.

Gateway centre back on the market with £2.5m tag   more

Gordon Berry, The Courier, 12 October 2000

The future of the lavishly equipped £9 million Gateway Centre standing empty and unused in St Andrews has been thrown back into the meIting pot with news that the building is to be put back on the open market.

Future of Gateway Centre uncertain   more

The Courier, 28 September 2000

The future of the multi-million pound Gateway Centre in St Andrews remains undecided almost four weeks after the closing date was reached for offers on the property.

No deal yet on Gateway Centre   more

Michael Alexander, The Courier, 9 September 2000

The receivers who are trying to sell the crisis-hit Gateway Centre in St Andrews yesterday remained tight-lipped over who the likely buyer might be.

Leisure group may bid for Gateway   more

The Citizen, 9 September 2000

The future of the Gateway development in St Andrews is still undecided a week after the closing date for offers on the property.

Potential buyers for ill-fated private golf club   more

Graham Grant, The Scotsman, 7 September 2000

A Private golf club which hoped to attract dollar-rich Americans, but went into receivership after running out of cash should be sold this week.

No deal yet on Gateway Centre   more

Michael Alexander, The Courier, 6 September 2000

The Receivers who are trying to sell the crisis-hit Gateway Centre in St Andrews yesterday remained tight-lipped over who the likely buyer might be.

Receivers say sale of new centre certain   more

Michael Alexander, The Courier, 2 September 2000

Negotiations continue with interested parties but the crisis-hit Gateway Centre, which is standing empty and unused on university land at the western entrance to St Andrews, will definitely be sold, with a deal set to be concluded next week.

Closing date set for Gateway bids   more

Anita Rogan, St Andrews Citizen, 25 August 2000

The £9 million Gateway Centre in St Andrews has attracted loads of interest from potential purchasers.

Gateway Centre attracts interest   more

The Courier, 3 August 2000

Interest has been expressed from both the UK and abroad in the spectacular £9 million Gateway Centre currently standing empty and unused at the western entrance to St Andrews.

Agent aims to take failed golf scheme out of bunker   more

The Scotsman, 25 July 2000

Leisure surveyor Alan Creevy was a frequent visitor to St Andrews before the Millennium Open teed off last week; but it had nothing to do with getting a few rounds in before the arrival of the crowds, writes Ken Houston.

Crisis hit £9m centre for sale   more

Gordon Berry, The Courier, 12 July 2000

The crisis-hit £9 million Gateway Centre, which stands on university-owned land at the western entrance to St Andrews, has been placed on the market by receivers who are looking for "sensible offers."

Local anxiety over Gateway scheme   more

The Courier, 7 July 2000

North East Fife MP Menzies Campbell said yesterday that the receivership of the company behind the St Andrews Gateway development should serve as a warning to other golf developers in the area.

Developer knew of golf crisis   more

James Rougvie, The Scotsman, 7 July 2000

Developers of an exclusive private golf club and conference facility knew at least a month ago that the £9 million project was about to collapse.

Gateway Centre in receivership   more

Michael Alexander, The Courier, 6 July 2000

The company behind the new £8 million Gateway development in St Andrews has gone into receivership, putting 60 jobs at risk, just weeks after the man at the helm dismissed speculation that there were financial problems with the project.

Golf club bunkered as the money runs out   more

St Andrews development goes into liquidation after company fails to get £4m in advance revenues

The Scotsman, 6 July 2000

A luxury private golf club which had hoped to attract rich US members has gone into liquidation after running out of money.

First event at Gateway complex   more

The Courier, 9 June 2000

The £8 million Gateway complex in St Andrews staged its first public event last night as over 250 golf club secretaries from all over the world gathered for a meeting and social event.

Gateway dismisses financial rumours   more

The Courier, 7 June 2000

The chief executive of the company behind the new £8 million Gateway development in St Andrews yesterday dismissed speculation about the future of the project.

Assurance after delay to St Andrews project   more

The Courier, 6 June 2000

Work on the new £8 million Gateway business and leisure development in St Andrews is running behind schedule and is now due for completion in the middle of this month.

St. Andrews Golfing Society secures tee times on Old Course   more

Golfweek, 23 March 2000

Owners of the Gateway business and leisure development in St. Andrews, Scotland, announced March 23 two milestones - the external completion of the building and the news that its Golfing Society has secured guaranteed tee times on the Old Course.

International members sign up for St Andrews Golfing Society

The Citizen, 14 January 2000   more

The new exclusive St Andrews Golfing Society, currently under construction within The Gateway development and scheduled to open in May 2000, has already attracted membership on an international level and enquiries are currently being processed on a daily basis, reported operating company, St Andrews International Limited, this week.

Golf development draws members   more

The Courier, 13 January 2000

There was good news yesterday for the £8 million tourism and business development taking shape at The Gateway in St Andrews.

The operating company, St Andrews International Limited, announced international and local membership inquiries for the St Andrews Golfing Society are continuing to be processed on a daily basis.

£8 Million St Andrews Development on target for 2000 Open Golf Championship

The Gateway to create new International Golfing Society   more

National Press Release in the UK, 12 January 2000

St Andrews will not only host the Millennium Open Golf Championship but from May 2000 the doors will open at The Gateway, St Andrews new £8 million tourism and business development.

Key Appointments at St Andrews International Ltd   more

5 January 2000

St Andrews International Limited, the developers of St Andrews £8 million tourism and business development, The Gateway, has announced three key appointments.

Luxury facility soon to grace St Andrews   more

Bradley S Klein, Golfweek, 30 October 1999

St Andrews, Scotland - Overseas visitors to the home of golf will soon have a chance to feel at home, thanks to the creation of the new St. Andrews Golfing Society. The private venture involves a luxury clubhouse, shuttle service, conference facilities, and health spa and museum, all housed in a four-story building under construction behind the 17th green of the Old Course. The facility is slated to open in May 2000, in time for next year's British Open at St. Andrews.

Work set to start on multi-million club   more

Gordon Berry, The Courier, 16 July 1999

The developers behind the multi-million St Andrews International Club, being built at the “gateway” to the town, have announced work on the main structure is to begin within the next few weeks.

Anger at 'arrogance' of developer   more

The Courier, 4 June 1999

A former Fife hotelier and tourist board member has accused the boss of the new £8 million St Andrews Gateway Centre of trivialising the work carried out over the years by members of the tourist industry in the area.

Gateway plan is well under way   more

Gordon Berry, The Courier, 31 May 1999

Work has now begun in earnest on the new £8.1 million “Gateway” development which will stand on a prominent site at the entrance to St Andrews.

Developers play down difficulties over feu   more

Gordon Berry, The Courier, 9 April 1999

St Andrews University has run into some difficulty with the new prestige Gateway development on the edge of the town due to unforeseen legal problems which have arisen over its prominent site adjacent to one of the main entries to the town.

Work on town's 'gateway' to start within weeks   more

The Courier, 12 February 1999

Construction work on an £8 million museum and international visitor centre at the western approaches to St Andrews, given the green light by Fife councillors earlier this week, will begin on the site in the next few weeks, it was announced yesterday.

Green light for Gateway   more

The Citizen, 12 February 1999

A Controversial development which will transform the entrance to St Andrews from Guardbridge was approved by a committee of North East Fife councillors on Tuesday.

Frosty response for changes to visitor centre proposal   more

The Courier, 9 February 1999

Amended plans for an £8 million museum and international visitor centre at the western approaches to St Andrews have failed to find favour with members of St Andrews Community Council.

'Gateway' opponents address departure hearing   more

The Citizen, 1 January 1999

Opposition to the new £8 million “Gateway Centre” on the North Haugh was voiced by worried St Andrews residents at a recent departure from development plan hearing, held in Madras College.

Heritage society hits out at new designs   more

The Courier, 30 December 1998

Plans for a new museum, visitor centre and club accommodation complex at the entrance to St Andrews show a blockbuster of a building which flouts planning safeguards.

Plans for world-class museum   more

The Courier, 11 September 1998

Ambitious proposals for a multi-million pound world-class museum and international visitor centre and club development on the approach to St Andrews, were unveiled yesterday.

£7 million centre planned for town   more

Craig Nisbet, The Citizen, 11 September 1998

Plans for a new multi-million pound St Andrews Gateway Centre are being unveiled today.

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