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Staycity go Wilde for Edinburgh’s King’s Stables Road

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September 13 2017

Staycity go Wilde for Edinburgh’s King’s Stables Road
Aparthotel operator Staycity has been confirmed for Edinburgh’s King’s Stables Road, adding to existing sites in London and Berlin with a courtyard Old Town infill.

Distinguished by inclusion of an arts facility, gallery and exhibition space open to the general public the scheme will provide a shop window for the work of local artists.

The historic site once operated as a medieval tiltyard for jousting tournaments and has in more recent times been put to use as a home for Royal horses before coming into the ownership of Edinburgh City as offices, storage and workshops.

Staycity’s Wilde Aparthotels take a hi-tech approach with touch control panels allowing lighting, air conditioning, towel rails and blinds to be configured remotely with rooms given Irish-inspired accessories and soft furnishings.

Staycity Aparthotels group development director Barry Hickey said: “With the brand’s strong link to cultural icon Oscar Wilde we hope the arts facility element of the scheme will become a destination in its own right, benefitting local businesses and helping King’s Stables Road become a new arts centre for the city.

“We eagerly anticipate welcoming the first collection of artwork and have made a pledge to commit to working with local artists to ensure that their excellent work is being highlighted and promoted.”

Designs drawn up by Fletcher Joseph will see a predominantly new build scheme erected on the grounds, incorporating portions of an historic medieval wall.

1 Comment

Philip
#1 Posted by Philip on 13 Sep 2017 at 13:23 PM
I had no idea Oscar was a brand ambassador for a mid-market aparthotel chain. I expect he had no idea this was on the cards either.
The scheme looks good. Prefer to see the mews building without the fussy elevational fluff. F'Josephs recently completed student block in Newington is very sharp indeed so it bodes well...

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