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Former Edinburgh bank HQ to be transformed into serviced apartments

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July 28 2016

Former Edinburgh bank HQ to be transformed into serviced apartments
Chris Stewart Group have revealed detailed plans to carve out 50 serviced apartments within the former Royal Bank of Scotland headquarters on St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, ahead of its completion by summer 2017.

The Edinburgh Grand will restore period detailing for the remodel whilst also introducing a café, bars, shops and a gym as well as a late-night entertainment and dining venue within the former banking hall.

This will augment wider development of the West Register Street area by the same developer which will see surrounding public realm enhanced with new lighting, street furniture and landscaping.

Karen Brown, interior designer with the Chris Stewart Group, remarked: “From the Grand Studio apartments lined with rich Cognac timber panelled walls and elegant marble fireplaces, to the three-bedroom rooftop Penthouse with its all-encompassing views across the city, each apartment has been carefully considered to ensure it has its own unique character. A decadent palette of materials, including bespoke fabrics and wall coverings, complement the tailored furniture to create a luxurious yet home from home feel.

“The building is brimming with original features from the monumental entrance doors featuring heraldic emblems, marble clad walls and ornate cornicing, to the bronze balustrade lining the atrium, all of which we’ll be incorporating into our final designs.”

The Neo-classical landmark was completed in the middle of the Second World War and includes an impressive atrium, marble columns, bronze balustrades and dark wood detailing.
Christ Stewart Group's own in-house design team will oversee the overhaul
Christ Stewart Group's own in-house design team will oversee the overhaul
West Register Street will be pedestrianised under the plans
West Register Street will be pedestrianised under the plans

2 Comments

Terra
#1 Posted by Terra on 28 Jul 2016 at 12:09 PM
Very nice indeed. Lovely building and I love the overall plan for the Registers development. There's a gorgeous Venitian Gothic building down the street a bit and around the corner which is going to be restored as well.
Really happy as the area and buildings have a lot of potential.
Another wee BOHO hideway in the centre of the city. :)
Philip
#2 Posted by Philip on 29 Jul 2016 at 14:17 PM
Looking forward to seeing this come to fruition. Disappointingly anonymous interiors views however..

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