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Construction commences at £20m Edinburgh hotel

April 25 2016

Construction commences at £20m Edinburgh hotel
Carlton Hotel Collection and the EDI Group have commenced construction of a £20m hotel on Edinburgh’s Market Street; transforming Craig’s Close, which has remained unused for 50 years, in the process.

Designed by JM Architects the 98 bedroom establishment will revitalise a derelict site within the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, infilling the last remaining gap site on its northern boundary.

The new hotel is scheduled to open its doors in spring 2018 and will boast a penthouse lounge area offering expansive views across the city skyline.

Councillor Gavin Barrie, chair at The EDI Group Ltd, said: “The design of the building carefully balances old and new to support the city’s heritage status and we’re delighted that a key under-used site for the city will be brought back into use for residents and visitors to enjoy”.

Interior design work is to be undertaken by FG Stijl with ISG serving as main contractor.


#1 Posted by basho on 25 Apr 2016 at 12:14 PM
I like it! It's got a retro boho shabby chic look to it. Loving the distressed flaky paint at the entrance.
#2 Posted by shabbadoo on 25 Apr 2016 at 13:11 PM
'Commences the demolitions' more like it......
The photo shows the team gazing at the big screen waiting for the eu referendum result to come in. Then construction will commence, fingers crossed.
#3 Posted by scousewhit on 26 Apr 2016 at 14:58 PM
I'm liking the mould and blocked up window motif, lends it a certain crack-den charm.
#4 Posted by Ohno! on 28 Apr 2016 at 09:49 AM
It seems Edinburgh can only develop hotels and student accommodation at present. It is sad to see a building that has previously had proposals for cultural use as a headquarters for the Science Festival and as a gallery should fall to being a hotel. The massive increase in hotel accommodation needs to be balanced with cultural development to make Edinburgh a constantly improving destination for all these visitors.

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