ISG seals £20m contracts for two Edinburgh hotels

Construction group ISG has won £20 million worth of contracts to develop two city centre hotel sites in Edinburgh.

Andy McLinden, ISG's managing director for Scotland. Picture: Contributed

The firm has been appointed by TH Real Estate to deliver a new “hub by Premier Inn” hotel and is also main contractor for the first venture in the city by European operator, the Carlton Hotel Collection.

The 145-bed Premier Inn hotel will be the second hub site for the brand in Edinburgh and will see ISG transform the Hanover Buildings in Rose Street into the compact hotel format.

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ISG will modernise and extend the former office building, adding a two-storey extension at roof level to increase the property’s total floor area by some 4,900 sq ft. The existing façade will also be cleaned and repaired.

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The Market Street project for Netherlands-based Carlton Hotel Collection will create a four-star, 98-room hotel on a site next to Craig’s Close, which has remained vacant for more than 50 years.

Conversion works will involve ISG removing an existing structure before construction starts on a seven-storey 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.”

London-headquarterd ISG is also the contractor for a multi-million pound upgrade at the Trump Turnberry resort. It has worked on the Old Course Hotel and Hamilton Grand development in St Andrews, as well as at Gleneagles Hotel.