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May 8 2013

Fountainbridge Hyatt hotel plans advance
Map Property and Leisure Springside Ltd together with Fountain North have submitted plans for the construction of a 181 bed Hyatt Place hotel at Fountainbridge, Edinburgh.

Designed by Archial the four star scheme will be built on the site of a former brewery and will front a courtyard car park to the rear.

Situated adjacent to the grade A listed Pilkington building on Fountainbridge the scheme adopts a horizontal emphasis of randomly coloured punched windows through a buff Springside brick skin, topped by a stepped roofline.

A projecting box at ground level denotes the entrance to a glazed active base housing a café, bar, lounge and dining room.

If approved the Hyatt would be one of the largest hotels in Edinburgh.
A cantilevered roof defines the main entrance space
A cantilevered roof defines the main entrance space
The hotel forms a significant chunk of a wider masterplan for the area
The hotel forms a significant chunk of a wider masterplan for the area

3 Comments

Egbert
#1 Posted by Egbert on 8 May 2013 at 10:20 AM
Archial? Are they still going? Thought there was a consented scheme by CDA for the site...
wayneb
#2 Posted by wayneb on 10 May 2013 at 21:57 PM
It's a shame that new builds in Edinburgh fail to reflect the architectural legacy of the great city. Even in Fountainbridge, which has been abused beyond recognition, surely someone could design a hotel that doesn't look like yet another big and boring cereal box...
interestingly...
#3 Posted by interestingly... on 15 Jul 2013 at 13:13 PM
There was a CDA consent on the site, but this was a Consent for Offices, as I recall - and there's not much take up for new-build offices, is there?

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