A former office building at the top of Broughton Street, in the centre of Edinburgh has been successfully converted into a 127 room hotel for Premier Inn with work now completed by contractors Interserve.
Located in Edinburgh’s New Town and World Heritage Site, the 127 bed hotel sits next to St. Paul’s & St. George’s Church on York Place.
The prestigious development in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town sees the existing 40,000 sq ft offices formerly used by HM Revenue & Customs converted into a 127 bedroom Premier Inn hotel for Whitbread plc.
Fronting York Place and adjacent to one of the stops in Edinburgh’s new tram network, the hotel is less than a minute’s walk from Princess Street, St Andrew Square, the Edinburgh Play House, the Omni Leisure Centre and the newly proposed St James Quarter shopping centre.
The CSPM design team worked in close partnership with Edinburgh Council, Premier Inn and Interserve Construction to ensure delivery of a high quality building and brand in this planning sensitive area within the World Heritage Site of Edinburgh’s New Town.
The Holmes Miller-designed project is a conversion of a 1970’s exposed concrete office block, stripped back to structure, and given a new contextually sensitive lease of life. The renovated building is clad in stone and zinc with full height glazing.
With the St James' Centre redevelopment now under way, this area will have had a massive regenerative investment to keep the East End of town in great shape for the 21st Century!
Read more at Scottish Construction Now.