Premier Inn Hotel, Edinburgh, EH1


Allan Murray Architects (AMA)

Project summary

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


The design of the building takes a traditional sandstone material and combines with glass and aluminum to form a stunning, contemporary finish. 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.

Carboniferous sandstone is from Stanton Moor quarry. A buff sandstone with technical properties ideal for rainscreen cladding, ashlar and masonry products.

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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