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Former Scottish Provident HQ in Edinburgh to become luxury hotel

05 March 2012 by
Former Scottish Provident HQ in Edinburgh to become luxury hotel

Plans are being drawn up to transform the former headquarters of Scottish Provident in Edinburgh into a £120m luxury hotel.

Peveril Securities, the development arm of the construction company Bowmer & Kirkland, has bought the property on St Andrew Square, which has stood empty for four years, for about £20m, with a view to turning it into a five-star hotel.

It is the second prestigious hotel being planned for St Andrew Square, which is where upmarket department store Harvey Nichols is located. In November 2011 a planning application was made for the conversion of the former head office of Scottish Life on the west side of the square into a 103-bedroom hotel.

Bowmer & Kirkland is currently developing two hotels to be operated by Hilton Worldwide at the new National Football Centre at St George's Park, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

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By Janet Harmer

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