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January 27 2014

Cowgate hotel development completes
A £30m scheme to rebuild a key plot in Edinburgh’s Cowgate has been completed, twelve years after a fire gutted the historic site at the heart of the Old Town.

Designed by ICA Architects the scheme contains a 259 bed Ibis hotel, alongside retail units fronting South Bridge, and is being marketed to tenants as Soco.

Incorporating internal pedestrian links between South Street and Chambers Street and will reinstate the jazz club La Belle Angele which once occupied the site.

Developed by LaSalle the protracted delivery of the project followed the abandonment of a number of design solutions for the prominent site.
Finished in blonde sandstone the scheme is intended to be sympathetic to the World Heritage site
Finished in blonde sandstone the scheme is intended to be sympathetic to the World Heritage site
Several retailers have already moved into the newly-built complex
Several retailers have already moved into the newly-built complex

2 Comments

blowbackjoe
#1 Posted by blowbackjoe on 27 Jan 2014 at 16:58 PM
don't know what scarier, this or the fire?!
stuart linsley
#2 Posted by stuart linsley on 28 Jan 2014 at 13:05 PM
South Bridge is a fairly grim street, so I suppose it's contextual at least.

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