AN Ayr property developer group has been handed a major contract for a hotel in Edinburgh.

Crucible Alba Group were commissioned to build a new 70 bedroom complex at South Gyle in the capital, pre-let to Travelodge Hotels Ltd in a 25-year deal. The hotel is set to open in autumn 2019.

Local Development Director of Crucible Alba Group Brian Robinson said: ““This is an excellent development for all concerned; for our forward funder, for the tenant, Travelodge Hotels, and for Greene King as their Farmhouse Inn will benefit from having the hotel next door.

“The location of the hotel is extremely strong being within two miles of Edinburgh International Airport and adjacent to the successful Edinburgh Park business district.”

The Ayr developers focus mainly on commercial projects all over the country as well as the north of England. This recent success is a big boost for the firm, and construction is set to start in the very near future. It will take approximately 10 months to complete.

Sandy Cameron of Sandy Cameron Property Consultants, who acted on behalf of Travelodge said: “Travelodge have been keen to secure a hotel in this area for some time. This site is ideal as it will appeal to business travellers and to tourists with the added bonus of being close to Edinburgh International Airport”.