Project in focus: Meldrum House, Edinburgh

by | 06 Mar 2021 | Hotel Projects, Projects

We take a look at plans to convert a 1950s concrete office building into a smart boutique hotel in the Scottish capital.

Developed by Cannon Corporate UK, this proposed scheme promises to help boost footfall for local businesses in Edinburgh’s West End.

A new lease of life

Planned for completion in 2022, the Meldrum House development would transform a ‘50s office space formerly used by HM Revenue & Customs into a 166-key boutique hotel designed to benefit the surrounding area.

Michael Laird Architects has been tasked with retaining the building’s original structure, while adding new facilities and a rooftop extension. Its response involves clever use of stone cladding on the main elevations to fit in with the distinctive architecture of Edinburgh’s West End.

A hotel with strong community links

A planning statement in support of the scheme, located at Drumsheugh Gardens, states that it wouldn’t include any restaurants, bars, cafes, fitness or conferencing facilities. Instead, the hotel would actively encourage guests to visit local businesses in the area.

On opening, the four-star property would be managed by Resident Hotels, which currently has several hotels across London and Liverpool, each providing stylish accommodation in a modern setting.

Many TOPHOTELNEWS articles draw on exclusive information from the TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database. This subscription-based product includes details of thousands of hotel projects around the world, along with the key decision-makers behind them. Please note, our data may differ from records held by other organisations. Generally, the database focuses on four- and five-star schemes of significant scale; tracks projects in either the vision, pre-planning, planning, under-construction, pre-opening or newly opened phase; and covers newbuilds, extensions, refurbishments and conversions.

Learn more

Related Articles

Project in focus: Novotel Living Tallinn

Project in focus: Novotel Living Tallinn

Following a deal between Accor and Estmark Capital, the Baltic region’s first Novotel Living-branded hotel will be developed on a centrally located site in the Estonian capital. This exciting new hotel will begin hosting guests in Tallinn city centre from late 2022. A...

New Hyatt Regency hotel lined up for Uzbekistan

New Hyatt Regency hotel lined up for Uzbekistan

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has teamed up with the likes of Metric Ventures and Valor Hospitality Partners ahead of the planned opening of Hyatt Regency Bukhara in 2022. This 223-key property in Uzbekistan signifies Hyatt Hotels Corporation’s ambition to strengthen its...

Ruby reveals plans for fourth London hotel

Ruby reveals plans for fourth London hotel

Ruby Hotels will operate a 169-room property currently being developed by Endurance Land in the heart of the UK capital, with support from investment partner Angelo Gordon. Expected to launch in early 2024, the new outpost will follow on from the 2020-debuted Ruby...


With the online database TOPHOTELCONSTUCTION you will have access to +6,000 hotel projects and all relevant decision-maker contacts.


Pin It on Pinterest