India Buildings


ICA have recently secured planning consent for this major mixed use development in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. The proposals aims 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.