The former Bank of Scotland building in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh, is a new luxury Gleneagles hotel.
The iconic former Bank building located on St Andrew Square in the heart of Edinburgh has been converted into a 33-bed hotel with a private members’ club, brasserie restaurant led by Chef Jonny Wright, treatment and therapy spaces down in the bank’s former vault, and a roof top terrace bar. The six-floor building, famous for its imposing facade of six Corinthian columns supporting statues, is category A listed and sits within the city’s New Town conservation area.
Delivering a low and zero carbon (LZC) technology plant strategy was a key driver for The Gleneagles Hotel. Our approach includes the application of heat pump technology providing heating and cooling to the development complemented with heat recovery ventilation. This solution delivers building services sustainability into the heart of the existing listed building.
The thermal performance of the building was also heavily assessed, with U-Values and air permeability at good practice standards, helping to insulate the building from the external environment.
The building services solution provides a flexible design approach that allows each front of house space to be controlled in terms of both lighting and temperature to provide a unique experience for the hotel guests and private members.
Atelier Ten undertook building services, environmental and fire engineering design services.