Edinburgh Travelodge, Ratho Station Offices, Building, Architect, Project, Design
Edinburgh Offices + Travelodge
Travelodge Edinburgh – EDI Development: 3D Architects
2 May 2007
Hotel + Ratho Station offices
Hotel and office development near Edinburgh airport submits planning application
Plans for a new hotel and an office building that offer well-located accommodation close to Edinburgh Airport, were lodged for planning permission this week by The EDI Group (EDI).
Developed by EDI, the 90-bed hotel to be operated by Travelodge, will open to visitors in late 2008. The Travelodge, the fourth in the City, will include a restaurant and café/bar together with car parking for 72 cars.
The new 3-storey speculative office development, set in a landscaped environment, will offer 2,300sq metres of high quality, open plan accommodation.
The office, the second phase of EDI’s successful development at Ratho Station, will be designed and built to meet the highest environmental standards. The first, fully occupied phase was completed in 2005.
3D Architects have designed both new buildings for EDI. The practice has recently been responsible for a number of high profile office developments and business parks developments. 3D Architects previously worked with EDI on The Clocktower at South Gyle.
Two minutes from the M8/M9 Interchange and just five minutes from Edinburgh International Airport, the new developments are well located for companies that require good transport links.
Speaking on behalf of The EDI Group, Neil Johnson, Senior Development Surveyor, said how pleased he was to be driving forward plans for a second phase of development at Ratho Park:
“Ratho Station is ideally located and we’re confident that our second, speculative office development on this site will build on the success of the first phase and bring more jobs to the area. The new Travelodge will help meet the demand for competitively priced, well located hotel accommodation for both leisure and business travellers.
Edinburgh Travelodge / Ratho Station offices – Building information from Pagoda 020507
The EDI Group carries out a range of property development from office and retail through factories to housing for the homeless. It combines a commercial approach with a commitment to bringing architectural, environmental and social benefits to and through its projects. EDI’s wide ranging project portfolio includes office developments, retail properties within Edinburgh’s Old Town, Edinburgh Park, the long-term regeneration of Craigmillar, Princes Street Galleries and residential schemes throughout Edinburgh. It operates mainly in the Edinburgh City region, but it has also a presence in North Ayrshire.
The Edinburgh Airport Travelodge represents a £4.5m investment by the company in its 4th hotel in Edinburgh, Edinburgh Airport Travelodge will be the 4th Travelodge hotel in Edinburgh, the 24th Travelodge in Scotland and will take the company’s employment in the country to 400. Travelodge was the first budget brand to launch in the UK in 1985.
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