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Royal Mile aparthotel to lead the way to New Waverley

March 9 2015

Royal Mile aparthotel to lead the way to New Waverley
Artisan Real Estates Investors have begun work to build a 146 apartment apart-hotel behind the retained façade of the C-listed Sailors Ark building, connecting the Royal Mile to the £150m New Waverley development.

This will face onto a new  £6.5m public square and follows the beginning of work on twin new Premier Inn hotels, scheduled for completion by mid-2016.

Artisan project director Clive Wilding said: “The breakthrough to the Royal Mile marks a significant stage in the evolution of New Waverley, and its transformation of Edinburgh’s Old Town and the entire city centre area.

“We are now seeing New Waverley’s true scope and potential being delivered before us - a broad sweep of an historic part of the city integrating Edinburgh’s busy New Street and Market Street with Waverley Station and the Royal Mile. 

“The new public square, with stunning views over Calton Hill, will form a vibrant hub for this flagship mixed-use development and its surrounding area, creating an entirely new destination for Edinburgh. With it, we are creating the very heart of our development - a vibrant and pedestrian-friendly urban centre mixing open public spaces with high quality homes and offices, as well as restaurants, shops and hotels linking directly to one of the most iconic streets anywhere in the world.”   

The Alan Murray Architects master plan will ultimately provide 160,000sq/ft of office space, 28 shops, bars and restaurants and 148 homes.
Ground floor retail, restaurant and bar opportunities will be created
Ground floor retail, restaurant and bar opportunities will be created


#1 Posted by ljs on 9 Mar 2015 at 10:55 AM
More orange peel, is this now mandatory?
#2 Posted by Alf on 9 Mar 2015 at 10:59 AM
Its the new wave attack from the Concrete Modernist Brigade.
Stevie Steve
#3 Posted by Stevie Steve on 9 Mar 2015 at 13:33 PM
That Arch is non-original right? Looks pretty severe..
Edward Harkins
#4 Posted by Edward Harkins on 9 Mar 2015 at 14:27 PM
After recent... ahem... events in Glasgow, in Perth, in Aberdeen, isn't one entitled to feel very apprehensive about this at this time?
Darth Vader
#5 Posted by Darth Vader on 10 Mar 2015 at 17:52 PM
Remind me, why is the pedestrian archway so big?
#6 Posted by neil on 10 Mar 2015 at 18:36 PM
This is the archway across the road - rather more subtle -

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