Adagio Hotel, Stanton, B5 6DR


Allan Murray Architects (AMA)

Project summary

As part of the £200m development of Edinburgh’s historic old town, a new Accor Adagio Aparthotel was commissioned. Overlooking the characterful Royal Mile, the exterior facade of the new building had to seamlessly integrate old with new.


The remarkable hotel takes a traditional material and transcends into a contemporary sandstone facade that wraps around the building. The striking colouration of Stanton Moor sandstone features a buff base with brown and gold variation , matching closely with the materials used in the historic city.

Stone description

A Permian sandstone from the Locharbriggs Quarry. A new red sandstone with technical properties ideal for rainscreen cladding, ashlar and masonry products.

Project Details

Stone Supplier: Marshalls

Stone Type: Stanton Moor

Description: Carboniferous Sandstone

Quarry: Stanton Moor Quarry

Product: Rubbed Face Ashlar

Project Type: Leisure

Architect: Allan Murray Architects (AMA)

Stone Fixer: Stone Systems

Stone Contractor: McAleer & Rushe

Location: Stanton, Derbyshire

Stanton Moor Quarry

Derbyshire, England

A beautiful Derbyshire Carboniferous sandstone, which has been used widely across the UK for all scale of projects - from major prestigious city centre schemes to residential developments and private homes. Stanton Moor buff sandstone is also specified in Scotland on a regular basis providing a suitable match to Scottish blonde sandstones which are no longer available.


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