The Edinburgh Grand
St Andrew Square

Creation of a luxury 5 star development within a restricted access building in a busy city centre location comprising 50No apartments in a range of shapes and sizes, all finished to individual designs and exceptionally high standards

This £14m negotiated project for existing client Chris Stewart Group followed our success on a number of previous refurbishment projects. The works involved removal and extension at roof level and major internal structural alterations with full new MEP service installations throughout. High quality finishes are evident in every apartment, corridor and public area; surpassing the Client’s expectations.

Extensive works undertaken included the removal of the roof from the building which was replaced from the façade backward to form a new lightwell with PTFE rooflight and penthouse apartments in a new steel and holorib structure behind; all with roof terraces.

The structural works carried through to the building’s interior, with areas of floors removed, lift shafts infilled, opening new and extending existing shafts and the formation of new floors and stairs. At basement level, vault spaces were made usable in a modern context, with complex services routing.

The important historic charm of the building was retained as far as possible and re-created or in some cases enhanced with complimentary pieces manufactured in our own 30,000 sq. ft. factory. Nearly all of the manufactured components were by our factory, from wall panelling, fireplaces and ceiling features to bedroom casegoods, bars and even table tennis tables. All of these pieces were to bespoke designs developed by our talented in-house Setting-Out team.

Our client was delighted with the excellent finishes achieved by our dedicated team. The renovation of the neo-classical building with it’s high ceilings, wood panelling and luxury accommodations and facilities has garnered fantastic feedback from guests, the media and the public.

Client: Chris Stewart Group
Architect: Morgan McDonnell
Value: £14m