GLM obtains consent for redevelopment on Princes Street, Edinburgh

Posted by on May 5, 2022 in Interior Design

GLM obtains consent for redevelopment on Princes Street, Edinburgh

GLM are pleased to share that we have obtained Planning and Listed Building consent for the revitalisation of the iconic Forsyth’s Building (latterly Topshop) at 30-31 Princes Street, Edinburgh. The proposals will bring together the use of the entire building and its rear extension under one operator as a hotel, restaurant and bar, with retail space too.

The lower floors will see the conversion of the former Topshop unit into a vibrant mixed use development of restaurants, bars and retail.


The bedroom suites will invoke that classic feeling of the early 1900’s, showing off the existing panelling, cornicing and decorative windows that had for so long been covered over by the previous operator. The development has been carefully planned to uncover and celebrate the forgotten features of this building, bringing it back to its former glory as one of the most important buildings on Princes Street, Edinburgh.

Working with CADA Design, who count ALDI, Tesco and Fortnum & Mason as clients, we have helped steer the design concept through the statutory complications that can arise when working with such an important and historic building on one of the world’s most famous streets. GLM are pleased that Historic Environment Scotland gave it their stamp of approval too – “Overall, we welcome the proposed works which will hopefully celebrate the special character of the historic building in a more meaningful and successful way than the previous 2010 scheme.”


May 2022