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21 Jan 2016

ISA: Ian Springford Architects

ISA – Name Change

Practice Announcement from ISA:

We have some big changes planned for Ian Springford Architects this year and I wanted to share these with you. We’re starting the new year with a bang and changing our name, address and appearance!

We have decided that now is the right time to change our name from ‘Ian Springford Architects’ to ‘ISA’ . We believe the abbreviated name better reflects the joint contribution that everyone in the practice makes to its ongoing success.

ISA: Ian Springford Architects

Our new name takes effect from 1st February but email and mailing addresses will remain the same.

We now employ 20 architects, designers and assistants and our current home at Kings Stables Road has started to become a little small for us. We will be moving to larger premises at 4-5 Blenheim Place, Edinburgh at the beginning of April.

Apex Temple Court Hotel, London by ISA:
Apex Temple Court Hotel London

The new premises will give us more space for further growth along with better meeting and staff facilities. We’ll send out full details closer to our move-in date and hope you’ll pay us a visit.

To coincide with our new name and new office, we have given our graphic identity a bit of a makeover. The new graphics are an evolution of our current branding and will start to appear over the coming weeks.

We are also working on a completely new website which will showcase more of our work as well as being tablet and mobile friendly. We hope to launch the site in the next month or so and will let you know as soon as it’s ready.


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ISA: Ian Springford Architects Projects

Apex Temple Court Hotel
1-2 Serjeants’ Inn, Fleet Street, London, England, UK
Apex Temple Court London
image from Ian Springford Architects
Apex Temple Court Hotel London
The project is a conversion of an existing 1950s office building into a 184 bedroom 4 star hotel with restaurant, bar and gym facilities. Work includes the demolition and extension of the existing East Wing to provide additional accommodation, with ISA also providing a full interior design service, including the specification of the client’s loose furnishings and fittings.

Hotel Buildings by Ian Springford Architects – Selection

Apex City Quay Hotel, Dundee, Scotland
Apex City Quay Hotel
restaurant: image from Apex Hotels
Apex City Quay Hotel

Apex Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
Apex City Restaurant Edinburgh Hotel
Apex Hotel Edinburgh
Four-star accommodation in the city centre.

agua was created by converting the former Bank of Scotland’s Uberior House office building into the Apex City Hotel. agua features 119 bedrooms including 3 suites, meeting facilities, bar and restaurant.

The restaurant opened in 2002 and provides a refreshingly modern alternative to the typical Grassmarket pub.
Apex City agua Restaurant Edinburgh Hotel
Apex City Hotel, Edinburgh, Scotland

Apex City of Glasgow Hotel, Scotland
2015 conversion and refurbishment of former Marks Hotel (formerly Bewleys Hotel)
Website: Apex City of Glasgow Hotel by Ian Springford Architects
Refurbishment of the existing 103 bedrooms, reception and restaurant, bar and public areas to upgrade the hotel to a luxury 4 star standard.

Bridgegate House in Irvine
ISA’s Refurbishment of Bridgegate House in Irvine was shortlisted in the Architectural Excellence Award in this years Scottish Property Awards.
Refurbishment of an occupied 1970s office building including full re-cladding of the building and refurbishment of ground floor retail units.
Bridgegate House was designed in the 1970s by Irvine Development Corporation and is occupied by North Ayrshire Council.
The refurbishment project commissioned by Irvine Bay and North Ayrshire Council in 2010 forms a major part of the urban regeneration of Irvine town centre and aims to strengthen the links between the Rivergate Shopping Centre and the historic old town.
Website: Bridgegate House in Irvine by Ian Springford Architects

Apex Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, Scotland
Conversion of existing Grade A listed buildings and 1970s office building into 187 bedroom 4 star hotel with conferencing & leisure facilities. Including demolitions, several new extensions, building fabric works, interior design, fit out & furniture design.

Apex London Wall Hotel, London, England
89 bedroom 5 star converted from a 1960’s office building. The building was stripped back to the bare structure and re-clad with a new stone envelope.

Location:2a Kings Stable Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2JY

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Dorchester Hotel
photo © Nick Weall

Recent London Hotels

Tower of London Hotel, Pepys Street
Bennetts Associates
Tower of London Hotel
photo : Edmund Sumner
Tower of London Hotel

The Savoy – restoration
Pierre-Yves Rochon
Savoy Hotel London
photo from The Savoy
The Savoy

Town Hall Hotel & Apartments
Design: rare architecture
Town Hall Hotel & Apartments
image : rare architecture
Town Hall Hotel & Apartments

South Place Hotel, off Liverpool Street
Allies and Morrison
South Place Hotel
picture from architect
London Designer Hotel

art’otel london hoxton
Squire and Partners
art'otel london
picture from architect
art’otel london hoxton

The Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel, 200 Westminster Bridge Road
BUJ Architects with Uri Blumenthal Architects & Town Planners
Lambeth Palace Road
photo © Nick Weall
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel : London’s largest hotel opening in a generation

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