The Canongate

Situated in the Canongate area of Edinburgh, this Category C Listed former school building has been converted into a luxury, five-star boutique aparthotel.

This red sandstone building is a Category C Listed former Victorian School Building designed by Edinburgh School Board of Education architect, Robert Wilson. Situated in the ‘Old Town’ area of Edinburgh, The Canongate will provide the main hub to the New Waverly Development area of the city.

The building has been converted to a luxury, five-star boutique aparthotel, while preserving this important building as part of Edinburgh’s UNESCO World Heritage Site. It will also house a contemporary restaurant, stylish lounge and stunning roof terrace.

The Canongate is a great example of blending old with new. A major feature of the project was restoring the entire façade and retaining the hand carved oak trusses in the atrium lounge area.

Redpath fully refurbished the building which comprised the demolition of a single storey structure, forming new structural openings, stripping out existing finishes, creating an additional lower ground floor for retail or restaurant space, upgraded floor construction, alterations to roof structure, new roof slating, replacement windows, new mezzanine bed decks, new internal partitions, hardwood and tiled flooring, wall linings, ceiling finishes, internal doors etc. structural glass walling, full mechanical and electrical installations and restoration of existing stonework.

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    Edinburgh Castle Ltd

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