Student living meets hotel luxury
Building on the relationship established on the Eclipse student accommodation scheme, Stride Treglown were appointed to adapt and deliver this Corstorphine + Wright designed project.
The scheme consists of works to the existing grade II listed hotel and six new build 3 storey student blocks and associated amenities.
A post planning strategic review of the project, identified that a 4 star hotel would be a more viable solution than the initially consented serviced apartments. This resulted in an extensive redesign of the hotel element resulting in a much clearer demarcation between the student and non-student areas.
Our interior design team were able to apply their award winning hotel experience to the project, working with Fusion and future tenant for the hotel, Lester Hotels, to design a scheme which responds to the Art Deco Grade II setting whilst providing the necessary functionality.
Our interior design team also developed the 2019 Fusion accommodation and circulation specification which they have rolled out across several projects this year. The student elements comprises of studios and twodios, with communal facilities located to the ground floor of the new hotel extension block.
Our landscape team were responsible for the design of the external works. The client put a focus on the quality and usability of the external spaces, and the design seeks to encourage its use throughout the year. Canopies are used to frame and protect the main external social space which includes table tennis, BBQs, and sun loungers.