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ISG secures hotel contracts worth a total of £20M in Edinburgh

News   •   May 12, 2016 14:40 BST

ISG has secured two contracts with a combined total of £20M, to create country’s newest “hub by Premier Inn hotel”

ISG has been appointed by TH Real Estate, to create the country’s newest “hub by Premier Inn” hotel, in two contracts worth a combined total of £20M.

ISG 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 Hanover Buildings in the city’s popular Rose Street will be transformed by ISG, into Premier Inn’s innovative new hotel format, becoming the second “hub” site in Edinburgh.

The transformation will include modernising and extending the former Edinburgh office building by adding a two storey steel frame extension at roof level, increasing the property’s total floor area by circa 4,900sq 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 been vacant for more than 50 years.

Works on what is currently a site gap will include the removal of the current building, followed by associated works, before construction can commence on the seven storey, steel framed building, which will be clad in Natural Sandstone, Granite Rainscreen, and Zinc Wall, which will house the hotel and transform the cityscape.

Andy McLinden, ISG’s Scotland regional managing director, said: “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 is also the contractor for a multi-million pound upgrade at the Trump Turnberry resort, and 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.