UK: According to recently submitted plans by Bruce Group Scotland, three Edinburgh Old Town nightclubs are set to be converted into a boutique hotel.
Bar Bados, The Cow Shed, and Subway nightclubs on the Cowgate are set to be converted into a chic, “Scottish-inspired” property.
The current plans are to transform the area above Bar Bados into the available rooms, while The Cow Shed will become a bar/restaurant. Developers plan to have 26 bedrooms in the hotel with a modern Scottish aesthetic.
Bruce Taverns, part of Bruce Group, own many of the city’s most popular venues, including Stramash, The Royal Mile Tavern, George IV Bar, and The Globe. These three spaces had furthermore served as prominent Edinburgh festivals venues in years prior.
Drawn up by KB Architecture and design, the proposal suggests a unique bar and restaurant with a street food marketplace atmosphere within a stone garden.
The proposal further says: “The function room to the rear would be used for a variety of more casual events including live music with a Celtic culture music bias, arts-type events and exhibitions. To be able to supply food to the gallery level gives rise to a greater variety and flexibility to the types of events that are possible within this space.”
The renovation would also hope to convert a barren concrete lot nearby which many saw as a safety concern.
Multiple Edinburgh properties have been submitted for renovation, including boutique brand House of Gods. London brand The Resident has also submitted plans for their first Edinburgh property earlier this year.