Cantilevering Edinburgh hotel takes shape
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.