C-listed Royal Mile school to be transformed into aparthotel
July 7 2016New Waverley development.
Canongate Venture will be managed by Apple Apartments with classrooms converted into double-height apartments with sleeping and living areas arranged over a mezzanine level all overlooking a galleried hall.
Original features such as a glass atrium and wood flooring will be retained alongside newly introduced bespoke wood panelling and specially designed Tweeds with guests having access to a 24 hour butler service and customer lounge.
Clive Wilding, New Waverley’s project director, remarked: “Since the turn of the year, we have opened two hotels - a Premier Inn and a Hub by Premier Inn - on site and are shortly to complete another, the Adagio Aparthotel, connecting to the Royal Mile through an exciting new public square.
“We are also welcoming more independent traders to The Waverley Arches, a row of 15 converted Victorian arches which sits along from the Canongate Venture. This is all contributing to a major buzz about the area, bringing life and excitement back to what was once a neglected part of the city.”
The building was first designed in 1901as an infant school by Edinburgh School Board architect Robert Wilson.
Construction work is expected to get underway in the autumn for completion by the second half of 2017.
Back to July 2016
Like us on Facebook
Become a fan and share
Features & Reports
For more information from the industry visit our Features & Reports section.