The Jenners Building

Conservation Architecture to restore a Scottish Icon in the Capital

The Proposals

Loader Monteith are the conservation architects working as part of a wider team to sensitively restore and bring back to life The Jenner’s Building, a Category A listed department store. David Chipperfield are the lead architects, with 3dReid acting as executive architects. The Jenners building is located in the world heritage site, and is bounded by Princes Street, South St Davids Street, and Rose Street.

The redevelopment of the Jenners Edinburgh building focuses on maintaining its historical and architectural significance and contributing to the regeneration of the eastern end of Princes Street. The proposals will see the re-introduction of commercial activity to the building, ensuring members of the public continue to enjoy this iconic building and its facilities for many years to come.


The Vision

The vision for the Jenners Edinburgh building is to preserve the historic features and fabric whilst at the same time safeguarding its future by creating commercially viable uses. The development recognises the significance and tradition of the Jenners building, and the department store element remains key to the project. With its convenient location and grand nature, the building is also well placed to accommodate a high-end hotel with a restaurant and bar. The hotel’s circa. one hundred rooms will be on the upper floors with outlooks over Princes Street, South St. David Street and Rose Street.

Restaurants and cafes are proposed around the Grand Saloon on the second floor – providing food and beverage provision for both the retail and hotel offerings. A new bar is proposed within the top floor of the hotel, occupying the new floor and corner turret facing St Andrew Square. The proposal will re-establish the architectural quality of the original building, with the sensitive restoration of important surviving features, the reinstatement of lost original elements and the careful insertion of new infrastructure.

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