Design Management

An existing client tasked us with the high-specification refurbishment of a Mews House to provide top-end rental accommodation in the heart of the city’s most fashionable neighbourhood.

We were appointed to create and deliver a full turnkey service, from upfront feasibility, concept design, architectural remodeling of the building, service design, statutory consents, detail drawing and specification of all fixtures and fittings, right through to managing trades on-site. Our response was to create a mews house like no other, working closely with the client (with whom we had collaborated on the refurbishment of the Drovers Inn, Angus). During this creative design process, a distinct style was established, giving us the opportunity to break the mould of what a traditional Edinburgh mews could look like.

The Brief

This involved the reorganisation of the plan to provide en-suite accommodation to all bedrooms, the conversion of an existing garage to create a new living area on the ground floor and the formation of new kitchen and living areas. In an extensive structural alteration, the master bedroom above the converted garage was extended into the loft space, scooping light from above into the ceremonial open plan bedroom and luxury en-suite. The Drummonds bathtub formed the centrepiece, flanked by four-metre-high sliding pocket doors and wardrobes. On the return of the bath screen was a walk through shower, adjacent to a double marble sink unit.


We worked with a team of skilled craftsmen to produce bespoke detailing and fittings throughout the property. Black herringbone floors, raw steel clad fireplaces and architectural light fittings all added to the dramatic spaces, while pocket doors, underfloor heating and exclusive bathroom fittings gave a feeling of luxury unmatched by any other Edinburgh rental property.


The exterior architectural louvres create a sculptural feature that changes day and night, as well as shaping the interior sitting room and acting as beacon to the outside world.