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1a parliament square

This A Listed former Police Chambers sits within the prestigious Parliament Square in the heart of the Old Town, Edinburgh, which is constantly abuzz with tourists and visitors. This historically rich property has been transformed into a luxury pod hostel for Code and is the flagship development for the brand.

LBA’s approach to this project was to sensitively preserve any original features, with localised repairs being exposed, honest and clearly identified as new. The design enabled 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 focused on the preservation of this magnificent building, working with the existing structure rather than redefining it.


Structural Engineer: Harley Haddow

Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Rybka

Quantity Surveyor: Axiom

Project Manager: Axiom

Fire Engineer: Atelier ten

PROJECT details

Client: Code Hostel

Location: Parliament Sq., Edinburgh

Status: Complete

Sector: Hospitality

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