“Having worked with LBA since their inception on a number of projects, the team continuously demonstrate their drive and enthusiasm for their projects and their client’s needs. This was again demonstrated with our Guthrie project where they successfully maximised the development potential and delivered our vision.”
Andrew Landsburgh, Code Hostels
This A Listed former Police Chambers sits within the prestigious Parliament Square in the heart of the Old Town, which is constantly abuzz with tourists and visitors. This historically rich property is to be transformed into a luxury pod hostel for Code and will be the flagship development for the brand.
LBA’s approach for this project is to sensitively preserve any original features, with localised repairs being exposed, honest and clearly identified as new. The proposed design enables the original function and form of the building to be a central component of the visitor’s experience. The room types range from very small vaulted rooms, which were the original cells, with little natural light, to large congregating spaces, originally courtrooms and an entrance foyer. The design concept is all about the preservation of this magnificent building, working with the existing structure rather than redefining it.