Edinburgh radio station to be turned into new city centre hotel - Edinburgh Live

2022-06-15 14:01:00 By : Mr. Robbie Qiu

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Plans to turn a a radio station into a new hotel have been given the go ahead by planners.

The 55-room Supercity Aparthotel on Forth Street and Broughton Street Lane will be the first in Edinburgh.

It will incorporate Playfair House and Forth House, which is home to Radio Forth and will be primarily aimed at business travellers and guests staying for extended periods.

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Forth House, which is a B-listed building, will remain mostly unchanged on the front, preserving the historic building. Minor changes to the back are proposed.

Playfair House which has its entrance on Broughton Street Lane will be stripped back and have a new façade of natural stone and precast concrete to align with the neighbouring buildings.

The upscale aparthotel will have a 24/7 reception, a communal lounge and bar area and a gym. around 18 jobs will be created by the new operation. kept updated as works progress.”

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The jobs created from this enterprise will contribute to the tourism trade which is Edinburgh’s third biggest source of employment.

The parking out the front of the building will be reduced from 24 to 7 spaces with 5 of them having electric vehicle charging points. there will also be secure bicycle spaces and additional car spaces within the undercroft of the building.

Roger Walters, Chairman of Supercity Aparthotels commented: “We are delighted that our aparthotel operation has been approved by the committee, which will preserve the fabulous Forth House. This is an excellent location for our first operation in Edinburgh, lying close to the busy city centre and will also serve to benefit the community through reducing movements to and from the building than is currently the case.

“We look forward to working commencing onsite and will continue to engage with the community to ensure that it is kept updated as works progress.”