The redevelopment comprises a 259 bedroom Ibis Hotel, 2 retail & 3 commercial units and 2 adjoining night clubs with works including demolition of existing building and constructing new build on an infill site. The hotel incorporated with additional mixed–use development and a series of external terraces providing a new pedestrian route and spaces through this part of historic Edinburgh. Also included was the re–establishment of the jazz club La Belle Angele that was located on the site prior to the fire and extensive new external public realm space.
The complex and sensitive ‘SoCo’ development site lies within the heart of the Edinburgh World Heritage Site and the Old Town Conservation Area. Following a devastating fire in 2002 the site in this vital part of Edinburgh’s Old Town laid derelict for ten years.