Village, Edinburgh

Developed by The De Vere Group under their ‘Village Urban Resort’ brand the project comprised a 120 bedroom hotel incorporating a state of the art gym, 20m swimming pool, conference facilities, restaurant, bar and coffee shop.

Location: Crewe Toll, Edinburgh
Client: De Vere
Cost: £12.5m
Completion: 2015

Enabling works included the demolition of ‘Helix House’ a vacant two storey office building built in 1987 and ground remediation works across the site. The main hotel block comprised a 5-storey steel frame designed as a partial moment frame to minimise bracing providing uninterrupted glazed elevations.

The 2-storey leisure block was designed to provide column free clear spans with exposed cell-form beams spanning the width of the swimming pool.

Key challenges


“Edrington have worked with Blyth and Blyth for the past 15 years on various projects throughout the group and during this time we have developed a close and trusting partnership. B&B offer the full range of engineering services, allowing us to have a one stop shop on engineering consultancy requirements, with the obvious benefits this brings. B&B experience in the whisky industry is second to none which has the double benefit of not wasting time and money having to explain the process each time. As said previously, Edrington have been working with B&B for more than15 years and with a fair wind this relationship will continue for a further 15 years and beyond.”

George McKenzie Engineering Director, The Edrington Group