Edinburgh boutique hotel to feature glazed link bridge and atrium

A fashionable new hotel is planned for the Cowgate site in Edinburgh city which was hit by fire in 2002.

As part of a £40 million mixed use redevelopment initiative Hoxton Urban Lodge will build a new 200-bedroom hotel at the SoCo area, the BBC reports.

It is the groups first project to be built outside London and will be developed in conjunction with Whiteburn Project, an Edinburgh-based developer.

The SoCo development will feature an atrium space which will descend down into the hotels restaurant.

A tower in the redeveloped area will also be reachable via a new glazed link bridge which over arches the steps to the South Bridge gable.

Whiteburns CEO, John Shepherd, told the BBC: "With its funky budget boutique approach, this hotel hit the ground running when it opened in Shoreditch, one of Londons hippest districts, last year, and I am certain Hoxton will absolutely hit the mark on South Bridge too."

Glass architecture is becoming increasingly popular in inner city redevelopment projects.

Many homeowners are considering adding glazed extensions to their properties.