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October 6 2014

New Town youth hostel opens its doors
Blackhall Developments has unveiled a 30 bed youth hostel on Rose Street Lane in Edinburgh’s New Town world heritage site.

The £400k scheme involved the Staran Architects led conversion of a red brick 19th century warehouse which had lain derelict for over 20 years prior to being purchased by Dundee-based developer DS Landsburgh.

Blackhall MD Ross Young commented: “Our brief was to provide a complete re-model from top to bottom, including removing the roof and creating a new top floor with roof terrace.

“Our client managed to acquire an extra piece of land which was crucial to making the project viable. We were able to form a new entrance foyer construct a new internal staircase and retain a rustic and industrial look.”

Blackhall have also recently completed a development of 10 apartments for short term let within the A-listed Scotsman Buildings, North Bridge.
'Pod' dormitories are stacked side-by-side, two units high with steps leading to second level rooms
'Pod' dormitories are stacked side-by-side, two units high with steps leading to second level rooms

3 Comments

Rabbie
#1 Posted by Rabbie on 7 Oct 2014 at 12:16 PM
Those are the cosiest looking hostel beds I've ever seen.
A Local Pleb
#2 Posted by A Local Pleb on 7 Oct 2014 at 14:30 PM
I'm sure it will be well used by back packers and festival goers! Well done Staran Architects, a good wee job for the portfolio!
James Ferguson
#3 Posted by James Ferguson on 7 Oct 2014 at 21:20 PM
Credit also needs to be given to Chris Milne and Graeme Fowler at Will Rudd Davidson for what wasn't an easy structural conversion. More photos of the works can be seen here http://staranarchitects.com/projects/code-youth-hostel-rose-street-edinburgh

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