The millionaire paid fewer than £3.7 million for Hillwood House in 2015 when it was one of the expensive private mansions in Scotland after the 2008 global financial crisis (Photo Credit: Pixabay).


A BUSINESSMAN has been stopped from constructing an extension to his 147-year-old mansion in Edinburgh.

Sundeep Tuli, 47, runs the Jean Scene fashion retailer along with his brother Raju. 

The Scot businessman wanted to build a swimming pool, bar, a four-car garage with a games room and gym above it.

However, planners at the local authority refused permission for the proposal saying the planned extension work would damage the feature of the C-listed mansion. 

In a statement they said: “The proposed scale of the extension would form an incongruous addition, dominating the front elevation and approach to the listed building.

“The original building is relatively compact in design, contrasting with the proposed wraparound extension.”

The millionaire paid fewer than £3.7 million for Hillwood House in 2015 when it was one of the expensive private mansions in Scotland after the 2008 global financial crisis.  

The Tuli brothers also have franchises for KFC and Costa Coffee. 

Hillwood House is located within about seven acres of established gardens and woodland dominating the western slopes of Corstorphine Hill.

The three-storey property building was once owned by the MacKinnon family who ran the Drambuie liqueur company for 10 decades. 

The property which has converted back to private mansion 13 years ago.