Blackfriars Street


CLIENT: Blackfriars Property Development Ltd

SECTOR: All, Hotel & Leisure

STATUS: Complete

Located just off the Royal Mile in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, this Five Star Visit Scotland accredited hostel involved the regeneration of a tight and constrained site.

The project took on the form of renovation of the existing, listed, former office building and associated car park combined with a large new build U-shaped link into the existing building to form a mixed-use project of 110 bedroom student residences for The University of Edinburgh, a 37 bedroom hostel and warden’s flat with use inter-changeability between the residences and hostel during non-term time.

The new SmartCityHostel opened in September 2006.

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