ISG has secured two contracts in Edinburgh, with a combined value of £20m, which will further enhance the city’s reputation for hospitality excellence.
ISG has been appointed by TH Real Estate to create the country’s newest ‘hub by Premier Inn’ hotel and is also main contractor for the first venture in Edinburgh by European operator, the Carlton Hotel Collection, delivered in partnership with The EDI Group.
The new 145-bed Premier Inn hotel will be the second ‘hub’ site in Edinburgh and sees ISG transform the Hanover Buildings, in the city’s popular Rose Street, into Premier Inn’s innovative new hotel format, which offers guests connected city centre locations and intelligent design.
ISG will comprehensively modernise and extend the former Edinburgh office building, adding a two-storey steel frame extension at roof level to increase the property’s total floor area by circa 4,900 sq ft. The existing façade will be cleaned and repaired and curtain walling elements installed to enhance the building’s aesthetics and improve thermal performance.
The Market Street project will create a new four star 98 room boutique hotel, which will transform a key under-used site located next to Craig’s Close, which has remained vacant for more than 50 years. Conversion works, on what is currently a gap site, will involve ISG removing an existing building and carrying out associated works. Thereafter, construction will commence on the seven-storey, steel frame building, which will feature natural sandstone, granite and zinc cladding elements to its façade and transform the cityscape.
Andy McLinden, ISG’s Scotland regional managing director, commented: “As Scotland’s hospitality scene continues to thrive, these important new wins, which will further enhance Edinburgh’s burgeoning hotel sector, demonstrate our strong sector credentials and reputation for delivering complex change-of-use schemes in logistically challenging city environments.”
ISG was recently revealed as the contractor for a £multi-million upgrade at the prestigious Trump Turnberry resort, and these latest wins further cement the company’s growing reputation within the Scottish hotel sector. ISG already counts the iconic Old Course Hotel and Hamilton Grand development in St Andrews, as well as at the world famous Gleneagles Hotel and the luxurious Cameron House Hotel in Loch Lomond among its customer base.