Shop Converted to a Flat, Marchmont, Edinburgh

Shop Converted to a Flat, Marchmont, Edinburgh

A tradational Victorian shop front
A tradational Victorian shop front
The front room is now a kitchen / dining space
The front room is now a kitchen / dining space
The new mezzanaine takes advantage of the tall room
The new mezzanaine takes advantage of the tall room
The stair leading to the mezzanine has feature shelves
The stair leading to the mezzanine has feature shelves
The original cornice has been refurbished and a modern chandelier added
The original cornice has been refurbished and a modern chandelier added
The basment is one large luxury bedroom. The stairs has a recessed handrail
The basment is one large luxury bedroom. The stairs has a recessed handrail
May 2022

Our client owned this Victorian shop in Marchmont, Edinburgh for several years. They commissioned Capital A to re-design the shop as a two bedroom flat. This was a challenge, as the property is in a conservation area and the layout is not simple.

Creating a design which satisfied the planners, and also the building regulations, was a challenge. Preserving as much of the original shop front and internal features was a priority but the client had a keen desire for a modern layout.
The shop had a basement and this is now a large, luxury bedroom with ensuite. The stair leading downstair has a modern recessed handrail and the original cellar door in the shop front has been re-made as a window to illuminate the space.
The ground floor has a kitchen / dining space at the front, a shower room in the middle and bedroom at the rear.

The new mezzanine level takes advantage of the very tall front space in the old shop. This is now a great space to sit and watch the world go by.
This is a video of the finished project, created by the main contractor, Orocco Limited.

Construction Costs

The project costs are confidential but can be made available upon request.


Contractors and Consultants

BUILDER: Orocco



STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS: McColl Associates



GLAZING: Supplied and fitted by Mitchell Glass



KITCHEN: Supplied by Redpath



PHOTOS: Will Patterson / Wink Creative

Architects Fees

The following fees are for illustration only;



Feasibly Study - 1,500


Planning Application - £2,250


Building Warrant Application - £4,000


Pre-Construction (Tender) - £2,250


Construction Stage - £6,300


Post-Construction (Snagging) - £900



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 - £2,500



Building Warrant Application Fee to Local Council - £1,549


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Capital A offer a free, no obligation consultation if your property is in Edinburgh, The Lothians, Fife or Dundee and your construction budget is above £150k.
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REGISTERED OFFICE: Capital A Architecture Ltd. 8 Cameron Drive, Falkland, Fife, KY15 7DL. Registered as a Company in Scotland. Company Number SC374502.
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