A £9.3M, 18 month refurbishment project, began in 2011 and has breathed new life into Assembly Rooms Edinburgh, resulting in modernised spaces that retain the building’s character and beauty.
Funded by the City of Edinburgh Council, with contributions from Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic Scotland, the Scottish Government and Creative Scotland, the work is in keeping with the history of the building as captured in the Assembly Rooms’ Conservation Plan. The historically sensitive renovation design work was led by LDN Architects, and the construction was led by Balfour Beatty.
The refit has seen the A-listed building returned to its 18th century splendour, but with the inclusion of modern technical infrastructure to improve its capabilities as a premier venue for contemporary events. Architectural details have been repaired and enhanced, with 22 carat Gold Leaf and a fresh neutral theme throughout providing a stunning backdrop for any event, from performances to conferences and weddings.
View the slideshow below to see the refurbishment in action: