Thistle St, Edinburgh

Thistle St is a quiet street within the Edinburgh world heritage site. Our plans are to convert an under-utilised, listed office building, previously a printing press, to provide high quality and low carbon apart hotel rooms. Glasgow-based architectural studio O'Donnell Brown has developed a proposal involving low impact structural changes, to bring this building back to life.

Key facts

Under-utilised listed office building within Edinburgh world heritage site

Retention of building structure saving 90% embodied carbon

Low impact structural solutions and material palette

All electric after refurbishment, with potential to be net zero operational carbon

Architect: O’Donnell Brown

Status: Planning granted

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