About the project

Situated in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town, this historic site was formerly occupied by the City of Edinburgh Council and encompasses 9 listed buildings over 11 storeys and bridging 3 closes between the High St, Cockburn St and Market St. Our challenge was to form a vibrant new quarter in the Old Town, that combines the rehabilitation of historic buildings and public realm, with sympathetic alterations and interventions. The mixed use scheme will provide 30 serviced apartments on the upper levels with restaurants, offices, bars and cafes opening onto and enlivening the surrounding squares & closes. Completion of this project along with the adjacent Market Street Motel One development will transform this previously neglected part of Edinburgh's historic Old Town.