Former Edinburgh bank HQ to be transformed into serviced apartments
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July 28 2016
The Edinburgh Grand will restore period detailing for the remodel whilst also introducing a café, bars, shops and a gym as well as a late-night entertainment and dining venue within the former banking hall.
This will augment wider development of the West Register Street area by the same developer which will see surrounding public realm enhanced with new lighting, street furniture and landscaping.
Karen Brown, interior designer with the Chris Stewart Group, remarked: “From the Grand Studio apartments lined with rich Cognac timber panelled walls and elegant marble fireplaces, to the three-bedroom rooftop Penthouse with its all-encompassing views across the city, each apartment has been carefully considered to ensure it has its own unique character. A decadent palette of materials, including bespoke fabrics and wall coverings, complement the tailored furniture to create a luxurious yet home from home feel.
“The building is brimming with original features from the monumental entrance doors featuring heraldic emblems, marble clad walls and ornate cornicing, to the bronze balustrade lining the atrium, all of which we’ll be incorporating into our final designs.”
The Neo-classical landmark was completed in the middle of the Second World War and includes an impressive atrium, marble columns, bronze balustrades and dark wood detailing.
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