ISG secures £20m hotel contracts


ISG has landed two contracts in Edinburgh with a combined value of £20 million.

The firm has been appointed by TH Real Estate to create the country’s newest ‘hub by Premier Inn’ hotel and has also been named main contractor for the first venture in Edinburgh by European operator, the Carlton Hotel Collection, delivered in partnership with The EDI Group.

The new 145-bed Premier Inn will be the second ‘hub’ site in Edinburgh and will see ISG transform the Hanover Buildings in the Rose Street into Premier Inn’s new hotel format. ISG said they will “comprehensively modernise and extend” the former Edinburgh office building, adding a two-storey steel frame extension at roof level to increase the property’s total floor area. 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 ISG said will “transform” a key under-used site located next to Craig’s Close, which has remained vacant for more than 50 years. Conversion works will involve ISG removing an existing building and carrying out associated works. Thereafter, construction will commence on the seven storey, steel framed building.

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.”