Advocate’s Close, Edinburgh

Client: Thomas & Adamson

Architects: Morgan McDonnell

Contractor: Interserve

Project Value: £45 million

Lead Consultant: Mark Irish

RMP were commissioned to provide a full acoustic consultancy service throughout the mixed-use development project that saw nine listed buildings covering 11 storeys between the Royal Mile, Market Street and Cockburn Street transformed into commercial, office and residential spaces.  The redundant Council offices were split into two main sections; the first formed a budget Hotel (now Motel One, Market Street) and the second section is a mixed use development comprising serviced apartments, restaurants (one of which has been let to Zizzi on Roxburgh Court), several offices (both new build and refurbishment) and a public house between the News Steps and Advocate’s Close.

This development has been award winning throughout 2014 and 2015, including:

  • Saltire Society Civil Engineering Awards 2013 for Structural Design and Conservation
  • Scottish Property Awards: Developer of the Year (Commerce) 2014
  • RIAS Award 2014 Winner
  • Best Renovation /Conversion and Best Non-Housing Regeneration Project
  • RICS Awards 2015 Scotland – Project of the Year winner for Advocate’s Close, Edinburgh
  • RICS Awards 2015 Scotland – Regeneration category winner for Advocate’s Close, Edinburgh
  • RICS Awards 2015 Scotland – Commercial category highly commended award for Advocate’s Close, Edinburgh
  • RICS Awards 2015 Scotland – Tourism & Leisure category highly commended award for Advocate’s Close, Edinburgh

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