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Novotel Edinburgh Hotel

Novotel Edinburgh Centre, Lauriston Place, Scotland design by Crerar & Partners Architects.

£14.6m four-star 170-bed hotel complete, located next to By-pass just southwest of Edinburgh Park Station. The Novotel uses a ground-source heating system – using 72 boreholes of 100m depth.

Address: 80 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

Phone: 0131 656 3500

Novotel Edinburgh Centre, Lauriston Place hotel rooms
photograph © Adrian Welch

Novotel Edinburgh Park

Novotel Edinburgh Centre : Images
Design: Crerar & Partners

Novotel Edinburgh hotel
photo © Adrian Welch

Location: Lady Lawson Street / Lauriston Place, southwest Edinburgh, Scotland

Novotel Edinburgh
Lauriston Place accommodation image by Crerar & Partners

£18m four-star Novotel Edinburgh Centre, Lauriston Place has opened. Designed by architects Crerar & Partners it is French group Accor’s first new-build UK four-star hotel. It contains 180 rooms, two penthouse suites, 120 seat restaurant & bar, pool, gym, sauna & steam room.

Novotel Edinburgh Hotel
building photo © Adrian Welch, Sep 2006, with a lumix camera

Novotel Edinburgh is located near Tollcross on the east edge of Edinburgh’s financial district and in walking distance to the south of the Old Town. Just to the east of the hotel is Edinburgh College of Art and The Grassmarket with its cafes and bars is less than five minutes walk into town.

Previous image of this Lauriston Place accommodation building released earlier in 2003:
Novotel Edinburgh
80 Lauriston Place image supplied by Crerar & Partners Architects

Novotel has only one other hotel in Scotland but the Edinburgh Novotel Centre is part of a new generation of 25 Novotels across the UK.

Novotel Edinburgh Centre
West Edinburgh hotel image by Crerar & Partners

The Cockburn Association claimed the Lauriston Place hotel’s design was “dull” and the city had missed an opportunity to get a “top-quality” development on the site.

Scottish capital accommodation
Novotel Edinburgh Centre image by Crerar & Partners

Novotel Edinburgh Park Hotel

Novotel Edinburgh – Description
The hotel has a health club, swimming pool, leisure suite, sauna, meeting rooms, 100-seater restaurant and a bar on the corner of Lady Lawson Street and Lauriston Place. This accommodation building was built on the site of the former Tap O’Lauriston, a punk rockers’ pub which was forced to close to make way for the development and a former Inland Revenue office.

Novotel Edinburgh are looking to attract business & leisure customers at a upper mid-market price range. Scottish and Newcastle is opening a Premier Lodge with at least 100 bedrooms close by to this Lauriston Place accommodation.

Buildings close by include Renaissance House, a £14m office development on Lady Lawson Street by the Cuckfield Group and the Quartermile development, the former Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. To the west of the accommodation is Princes Exchange and The Exchange financial district.

Lauriston Place hotel rooms - Scottish capital accommodation
Lauriston Place accommodation image by Crerar & Partners Architects

Novotel Edinburgh is 3 star Accommodation

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Crerar & Partners

Crerar & Partners were headquartered in Oban West Scotland and Novotel is a key project for this Scottish design practice in Edinburgh.

Crerar & Partners worked as Implementation Architects on the Edinburgh Travel Inn with Andy Doolan Architects

Crerar & Partners Architects’ other Edinburgh projects include the Ibis Hotel Edinburgh at Hunter Square, central Edinburgh

Crerar & Partners, Oban, were one of three finalists for the RIAS Isle of Gigha Design Competition

CP Architects was formed in 2004 as a natural progression and mutual separation of Crerar and Partners offices in Oban and Edinburgh. This new Scottish architecture studio continues the principles of community-based architecture with a young and enthusiastic team of architects and designers.

Crerar & Partners was established in Oban in 1960 by Bill Crerar with a strong emphasis on housing, community and leisure industries. The firm expanded throughout Scotland with offices in Edinburgh, Stirling and Inverness. The practice provided architectural input to the developing hotel and leisure industries throughout Scotland and the UK.

News Excerpt re Novotel Edinburgh Centre:

Novotel Edinburgh on Lady Lawson Street:
Novotel Edinburgh
80 Lauriston Place building image by Crerar & Partners

We post information about the £15 m luxury 180-bedroom Novotel Edinburgh on the corner of Lady Lawson Street and Lauriston Place, opposite Edinburgh School of Art, by Crerar & Partners:
Heritage watchdogs branded the Novotel Edinburgh hotel design dull and claim Edinburgh missed an opportunity to get a quality development on the site. Martin Hulse, director of the Cockburn Association heritage watchdog, said:

‘The nearby new office should be a benchmark for what can be achieved in the area, but I’m afraid Novotel Edinburgh looks a bit dull. There were no constraints over what could have been achieved, but an opportunity for a top quality hotel design has been lost here’.

Adjacent this accommodation is another recently-constructed hotel, Premier Travel Lodge. Just to north of Novotel Edinburgh is the Lady Lawson St residential project: Unite Student Housing.

Renaissance House

The gap site behind and beyond the Lady Lawson St tenement is in a state of flux: Planning Consent for an office development of 42,000 sqft, Renaissance House, was previously granted; more recently however, Planning Permission was granted for Unite’s Student accommodation proposals and this development – designed by Douglas Forrest Acanthus Architects – is incorporated into the submitted drawings.

Crerar & Partners were the Executive Architects on the Edinburgh Travel Inn project, alongside Andy Doolan Architects.

Crerar & Partners Architects other Edinburgh projects include the Caledonian Hotel at the top of Lothian Road.

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