Contemporary Bathroom Nelson Street Edinburgh

October 2013.


This contemporary bathroom is part of a much larger renovation of a two storey, grade A listed main door apartment on Nelson Street, in Edinburgh's World Heritage New Town.


Originally, this was a bedroom on the street side of the property and traditionally bathrooms were always at the rear of New Town properties. Capital A secured Listed Building consent to allow a bathroom to be located here, overlooking the street. Capital A then worked with the client to produce a highly distinctive and contemporary design for the bathroom.


The i Bianchi Palissandro wall tiles give the room a bright, yet warm feeling, which compliments the bath and basins. This is beautifully contrasted with the dark floor tiles and 'coffee bean' corian vanity top. The cantilevered, three bay, vanity unit was specially designed for the space by Capital A and manufactured by Adrian Scott Joinery, in Fife.


The free-standing shower enclosure is large yet it's transparency plays down its size and minimises the visual impact on the room.


For privacy, the existing shutters were refurbished and a new, electric blind has been installed as a modern alternative. The blind fabric is translucent, letting in light while preserving the privacy of those using the free-standing, feature bath.


Alternatively, the user can leave the blind and shutters open, to enjoy the view of one of the grandest streets in Edinburgh from the comfort of their tub.

Construction Costs

The project cost £25,000 + VAT.


These costs were relevant when the project was completed in 2013. Prices have changed since this was built, see this post for more details of current construction costs.

Contractors and Consultants

BUILDER: S. Ewing and Sons Ltd.


GLAZING: Mitchell Glass.


PHOTOS: SQFT

Architects Fees

For a similar project Capital A would charge the following fees;



Feasibly Study - £1,000


Listed Building Application - £775


Building Warrant Application - £1,500


Pre-Construction (Tender) - £1,000


Construction Stage - £1,200


Post-Construction (Snagging) - £300



See this page for more details on the stages of a project.


See this page for more details on Architects Fees.

Consultants Costs and Other Fees

Structural Engineers - Not Required


Energy Consultant - Not Required


Planning Application Fee to Local Council - Not Required


Building Warrant Application Fee to Local Council - £530

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