The Old Royal High School Opens as Hotel

Plans are afoot to turn Edinburgh’s The Old Royal High School, which was considered as a possible site for the Scottish Parliament, into a five-star hotel. Developers Duddingston House Properties (DHP) hope to transform the building, which dates back to the 19th century, with a new modern extension built at its rear.
The developers say the completed project will create 640 jobs when it opens, adding £27m to Edinburgh’s economy every year. So far, £55m of private funding has been pledged by investors, which is helping to ensure the viability of the project.

The project is being pushed by DHP chief executive Bruce Hare, architect Gareth Hoskins,
and hotelier David Orr.

The application for outline planning consent will be submitted to the council this month, with a three-day public exhibition being held at the Royal High School in February.

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