The £20.5 million mixed-use development will redevelop the former B-listed BHS store on Princes Street, retaining retail space (Class 1) on the basement, ground and upper ground floor levels. The building was one of the first purpose-built department stores in Princes Street as part of a 1960s masterplan and is Category ‘B’ listed – the same listing as Edinburgh’s iconic Balmoral Hotel.
The new mixed-use development, designed by CDA, proposes that the existing building on Rose Street will be demolished to allow for the creation of a new building with two restaurants/retail units accessed directly from Rose Street along with the entrance to a 136 bed hotel and a rooftop restaurant taking advantage of the spectacular open views south towards Princes Street Gardens, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle.
RMP provided a full scope of acoustic services which started with the pre-development Noise Impact Assessment for the proposed hotel and retail development. RMP worked with the project team throughout the whole development. Advice and testing were given regarding sound insulation, acoustic compliance to brand standards, and air permeability of the development. The project was concluded with RMP providing a BREEAM Pol 05 compliance stage assessment report.