INDIA Buildings Limited has appointed construction and property consultancy Thomas & Adamson as project managers and quantity surveyors for the development of the first Virgin Hotel outside of America.
Based in Edinburgh, the 225-bed project will occupy the 19th century India Buildings on Victoria Street in the Old Town and is due to open in 2020.
The property will include a Commons Club restaurant, meeting and conference facilities and function rooms. Works will include the refurbishment of three existing listed buildings and a new-build pavilion extension housing guest rooms, landscaping and public realm works.
Brian Donaldson, partner at Thomas & Adamson said, “We are delighted to have been selected to work on an iconic project such as the country’s first Virgin Hotel, which has attracted such international interest. We have some fantastic hospitality projects under our belts across the UK and Middle East in particular. This sector, despite the widely anticipated challenges of Brexit, has continued to develop. We have a strong pipeline of hospitality projects coming through this year and expect growth to continue.”
“This is a significant success for our Scottish business and our hospitality team globally. It is a positive affirmation of our continued growth in the hospitality sector.”