George IV Hotel, Allan Murray Building, Edinburgh, Photo, Architect, Design, Image

George IV Hotel Edinburgh

Former Lothian Regional Council Headquarters, George IV Bridge

24 Feb 2009

Missoni Hotel Edinburgh

The Bridge
Progress photos of Allan Murray Architects The Bridge. 240209

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photos © adrian welch

Feb 09 News Update – Hotel Missoni Edinburgh:
The hotel is to open in time for the summer. The good news for the capital is that this luxuty hotel will be the first of more than 30 Hotel Missoni hotels around the world.

The development designed by Allan Murray Architects includes the largest Bank of Scotland branch in Edinburgh, two Royal Mile shops and a Pizza Express restaurant, as well as the 130-room Hotel Missoni.

The George IV hotel is a joint venture between Missoni and Rezidor with designs by Milanese architectural practice Studio Thun.

Missoni Hotel Edinburgh

Oct 08 News Update:
Progress shot, scaffolding almost ready to strip:
Missoni Hotel Edinburgh
photo © adrian welch

George IV Hotel architects – Allan Murray Architects

Former Lothian Regional Council Headquarters architect :
Robert Matthew Johnson-Marshall & Partners, 1968

Apr 08 News Update:
Progress shots of George IV building demolition:

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images © adrian welch

Progress shots of demolition further down this page

Halifax Bank of Scotland (HBOS) plans to redevelop the five-storey Scottish Parliament offices – former Lothian Regional Council HQ – off the Royal Mile into a £7m complex to include a four-star hotel, shops, two restaurants and a ‘flagship’ banking branch opposite its headquarters on the Mound.

George IV Hotel site
general photo of building – image © adrian welch

HBOS wishes to demolish much of the parliament’s offices leaving only the structural framework, such as steel trusses. Allan Murray Architects are working with developers The Kilmartin Property Group. The new building should include a 700sq m retail area. The centrepiece is to be a 110-bedroom luxury hotel, to be run in partnership with a four-star hotel chain.

Lothian Regional Council HQ
south facade detail – photo © adrian welch

George Fourth Hotel context – HBOS HQ on The Mound

Feb 07 News Update:
Progress shots of George IV building demolition:

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building photos with lumix camera © adrian welch 160207

Aug/Sep 2007: steelwork structure started
Jul/Aug 2007: orig. building now flattened

George IV Hotel context – National Library of Scotland

Mar 06 News Update:
George IV Hotel Development
Rezidor SAS hotel group (a subsidiary of SAS Group – Radisson Hotels) is to be the operator of the 136 bed hotel.
Kilmartin Property Group are the developers.
Construction is due to commence in 2006 for completion in 2008.

Nov 05 News Update:
George IV – Allan Murray Building

Problems as Historic Scotland call for this A-listed Robert Matthew building to be retained and the Cockburn Association call for a design competition. Allan Murray Architects’ scheme (not shown as image request in September unmet, see CEC portal instead) also a concern for AHSS, EWHT and EOTA. However, recommended for approval 301105

Aug 05 News Update:
Allan Murray Hotel
AMA’s £4m George IV Bridge hotel for Mound Property Company in for planning: located in former Lothian Regional Council building (Robert Matthew).

Brodie’s Close, 302-304 Lawnmarket / 59-63 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh:
Mixed-use development with hotel, bars, restaurant, retail, bank, leisure facilities and associated ancillary offices, services and parking. Submitted for planning 2005.

George IV Hotel Edinburgh original building on the site – Lothian Regional Council HQ

[Robert Matthew Johnson-Marshall & Partners, 1968]




Building nearby, west side of George IV Bridge:
George IV Bridge

Building on George IV Bridge, opposite the site for the George IV Hotel:
George IV Bridge building
main facade – photo © adrian welch




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