SmartCity Hostel, Cowgate Student Housing, Edinburgh, Property, Photo

Cowgate Housing + Hostel, Edinburgh

Hostel + Student Residence, Scotland

SmartCity Hostel Cowgate

Location: Blackfriars/Cowgate/Cants Close
Completion: late 2006

SmartCity Hostel Cowgate
photo © Adrian Welch Nov 2007

SmartCity Hostel – introduction:
Recent completion of hostel and student residences off Cowgate – facades principally of white render and cedar cladding. Designed by Fletcher Joseph Architects, construction is by Mowlem plc. 080307

The development includes conversion of the 5 storey Blackfriars House, former OldTown printing works and latterly offices, plus a 6 storey extension. SmartCity Hostels is the trading name of Europa Inns (UK) Ltd.

SmartCity Hostel Cowgate
photo © Adrian Welch Feb 2007

SmartCity Hostel Edinburgh – summary:
For: International Hostel and Student Residences
Old Town Conservation Area
Facilities: 110 bedroom student residence ; 37 bedroom hostel ; warden accommodation; internet café, bar
Incl. Listed Building to Blackfriars Street
Materials: polished granite base, sandstone, render, cedar

Buildings close to the Smart City Hostel include:

St Cecilia’s Hall

Radisson Edinburgh (former Scandic Crown Hotel)
Radisson Edinburgh Hotel
photo © Adrian Welch

Related development:
55 Grove St
Mixed-use development by Fletcher Joseph of student housing, run as apart-hotel in non term-time, with leisure facility including café: Full Planning Application Continued 11.10.07. For Kay Haven Developments

Blackfriars Street building

Old Town Buildings close by:

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Scottish Storytelling Centre
photograph © Adrian Welch

Tron Square Housing
Tron Square
image © Adrian Welch

Cowgate Buildings

Cowgate Housing
Cowgate Housing
photograph © Adrian Welch

Comments / photos for the Smart City Hostel Edinburgh Architecture page welcome

Smart City Hostel Edinburgh – page