In their design statement the architects noted: “The design of the application site has been carefully considered in order to develop a quality contemporary scheme that will not only meet the needs of the hotelier; and by association visitors to Edinburgh – but will also significantly enhance the architectural appearance of Torphichen Street. Designed by Archial Norr the development will be clad in natural stone panels with a simple rendered finish to the rear, with cills and heads defined by ‘art stone’ banding. “The area around Haymarket is currently undergoing a lot of redevelopment and improvement– and this application will enable Torphichen Street to be included within this regeneration as it spreads West from the city centre.”
Premier Inn has just moved on site with two hotels at New Waverley and is also progressing a separate 127 bed hotel on York Place. Supplanting credit crunched plans for a Bennetts designed office block, the latest scheme will see Interserve partner with the chain to build an eight storey 150 room hotel. | Send to friend
November 6 2014
Hotel chain Premier Inn has extended its bid to saturate the Edinburgh market with plans to open a fourth new destination in the city, replacing an obsolete office block on Torpichen Street.