Internal Alterations to 9 Nelson Street, Edinburgh

July 2013.


This property is Grade A listed, in a Conservation Area and also part of the Edinburgh New Town World Heritage site. But properties with provenience like that do not make easy projects and they can require extraordinary amounts of time and effort. The entire property was overhauled, with every room having either major structural, electrical, plumbing or decorative work carried out. The property now boasts;


A redecorated entrance hallway and stairs, modern kitchen / diner, revamped drawing room, A grand master bedroom with contemporary ensuite,A rumpus room, A double room overlooking Nelson Street and a twin room with contemporary storage at the rear.


Of all the rooms in the flat however, my favourite has to be the contemporary luxury bathroom.

Construction Costs

The project cost £200,000 + 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.


PHOTOS: SQFT

Architects Fees

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



Feasibly Study - £2,475


Listed Building Application - £1,100


Building Warrant Application - £2,000


Pre-Construction (Tender) - £1,950


Construction Stage - £4,800


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 - £1,500 (aprox)


Energy Consultant - Not Required


Planning Application Fee to Local Council - Not Required


Building Warrant Application Fee to Local Council - £1,550

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