Mercure Hotel


Location: Edinburgh

Client: JF Finnegan

Value: £2.5 million

Duration: 38 weeks


The 110 bedroom Mercure Hotel, built within the centre of Edinburgh. Cidon were appointed for the structural basement, transfer deck, pre-cast structure, and core areas constructing a waterproof and warranted structure ready for the fit-out contractor.

The package included the design and build of the permanent and complex works for a double level basement to provide a grade three waterproof environment, transfer structure and finished concrete solid wall precast structure.  For example, the design and construction of deep basements included complex temporary works within a city centre location, various waterproofing techniques and accelerated techniques for precast concrete installation.

Key elements which were instrumental in this award, included construction basements within a city centre location and casting against adjacent structures, constructing in-situ concrete foundations, basements and transfer slabs; in-house expertise on installing pre-cast concrete frames integrated with bathroom pods and fast track construction techniques to deliver to a demanding programme. 


  • High Performance insulated and acoustic glazing
  • Modular Bathroom pods
  • Sarnafil Roof Membrane