Work has officially begun to transform a city centre property into an up-market boutique hotel in Edinburgh.
Ogilvie Construction has broken ground on an £18m project to build a four-star boutique hotel in Edinburgh’s West End at Torphichen Street.
The 150-bedroom hotel is being built for Axcel Hospitality and will incorporate a restaurant, bar and leisure facilities. The project, which reportedly began in 2014 when the property was acquired for £4.5m, is due for completion in early 2020.
The structural frame for the building has been developed as a Precast Concrete and Structural Steelwork hybrid founded on a drilled piling solution. The new hotel will be built to eight storeys with a façade of mostly natural stone.
Donald MacDonald, managing director of Ogilvie Construction, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this contract and look forward to delivering a high quality building. Our team has an extensive and successful track record in the hotel and leisure sector and will work closely with the client throughout the project to ensure that the hotel meets every need of future guests.”
The company is over 60 years old and employs more than 500 people across its various business operations in the UK.