India Buildings


ICA have recently secured planning consent for this major mixed use development in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. The proposals aim to revitalise this long-neglected gap site nestled between the historic Victoria Street, Cowgate and the lively Grassmarket by incorporating a 225 guestroom hotel, bar, restaurant, cafe, retail and commercial units. The scheme utilises a number of existing buildings on site, including the 19th Century A-Listed India Buildings, B-Listed Cowgatehead Church and other further C-Listed buildings, with a new build link connecting the listed buildings as they descend from Victoria Street down to the Cowgate. The spectacular existing interior of the grade A listed India Buildings will be retained and enhanced to function as the main public spaces for the hotel.