Projects / KM Central, Edinburgh


The University of Edinburgh

Project description

KM Central is a three star 50 bedroom hotel owned and operated by The University of Edinburgh, offering a quirky ‘left bank’ style interior concept to guests. A former student residence, the building had been repurposed in the 90’s by the University in-house team to create much needed hotel space for the central Edinburgh market. Working with the University, 3DReid’s interiors team created a bespoke solution to suit the client’s business case, then designed and delivered this vibrant rebranding and interior design concept.

The project refurbished an existing inflexible but multipurpose space, used by both students and the general public and addition to renovating 45 hotel rooms and associated spaces. Key to the success of the project was the rebranding and repositioning of the spaces within both a commercial hospitality offering, but also increasing the flexibility of the breakfasting room, to facilitate more productive student use.

The space was re-orientated to increase natural light levels and a wider range of seating types was incorporated, with a view to creating varying levels of privacy. The space now operates 24 hrs, serving hotel guest breakfast from early, whilst accommodating students for single or group study, workshops and satellite learning.

Interior design

3DReid Interiors team


© David Cadzow
© CBC Construction / Graeme Duncan




Scottish Design Awards 2018 Finalist

Hospitality | Retrofit & Sustainability

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