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Cantilevering Edinburgh hotel takes shape

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An £18M four-star boutique hotel, featuring a steel-framed 6.7m cantilevering wing, is taking shape in Edinburgh’s West End at Torphichen Street.

The 150-bedroom hotel is being built by Ogilvie Construction for Axcel Hospitality and will incorporate a restaurant, bar and leisure facilities. The project is due for completion in early 2020.

The eight-storey project has a hybrid design, featuring a main precast concrete element, which is enhanced with a steel-framed section that cantilevers over the thoroughfare, thereby enlarging the available footprint.

Hescott Engineering is erecting 300t of steel, which connects back to the concrete part of the hotel via steel plates and welded stubs that form the connection between the two frames.

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