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February 27 2013

Fountainbridge hotel plans submitted
Croydon Hotels Ltd has submitted proposals for the demolition of a vacant office block at Gardner’s Crescent, Edinburgh, to erect a 102 bedroom hotel development.

Conceived by Comprehensive Design Architects the scheme is intended to add bulk to the cityscape with a front facing five storey ashlar sandstone façade above a granite base element.

A lightwell driven through the centre of the block allows a higher density of rooms to be inserted internally.

To the rear the scheme faces onto an inner courtyard which will be fronted by white render whilst a zinc-clad roof level provides additional space whilst respecting an adjacent B listed telephone exchange.
Existing office space is unsuited to remodelling
Existing office space is unsuited to remodelling
Key sightlines to the castle will be protected
Key sightlines to the castle will be protected

2 Comments

Egbert
#1 Posted by Egbert on 28 Feb 2013 at 09:21 AM
A little dull perhaps, but good to see CDA haven't gone all jiggly-window barcode facade crazy across the front. Done well this could be quite dignified.
tombot
#2 Posted by tombot on 1 Mar 2013 at 11:55 AM
How about some windows on the gable corner facing Gardners Crescent?

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