Former bank to become Gleneagles club

Published: 02 October 2017

A well-known former Bank of Scotland building in St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, is to become an outpost of the luxury Gleneagles golf resort.

Ennismore, which acquired the Ryder Cup venue two years ago for about £150 million, is believed to have the bought the city centre listed building from Lloyds Banking Group for conversion to a Gleneagles Club. The group, which also owns the trendy Hoxton Hotels chain, is likely to convert the premises into a private members’ club with several bars, lounges, restaurants and event space, as well as a small number of bedrooms.

The six-floor building, famous for its imposing facade of six Corinthian columns supporting statues, is category A listed and sits within the city’s New Town conservation area.

News of the project comes only two weeks after Ennismore revealed plans to create its first Gleneagles Club, in London’s Mayfair. The grade I-listed venue in Grafton Street will have three restaurants, four bars and event space, while giving members the opportunity to indulge in country sports through tie-ups with local equestrian and falconry schools...

Full story via The Times

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