THE PROJECT COMPRISED THE CONSTRUCTION OF A 128 BEDROOM TRAVELODGE HOTEL INCLUDING BAR CAFÉ REGENERATING A PLOT THAT CONTAINED A NUMBER OF DERELICT DWELLINGS. THE PROJECT INCORPORATED MODERN METHODS OF CONSTRUCTION AND WAS PROCURED VIA A NEGOTIATED DESIGN AND CONSTRUCT ARRANGEMENT.
The accommodation within the new hotel comprised 128 ensuite bedrooms, Bar Café, lift and stairwell cores, corridors, laundry rooms and staff areas.
The building was constructed using a steel framed transfer structure to the ground floor area and a five / six storey Metframe structure to the hotel accommodation above. The project also incorporated the use of ‘off site’ prefabricated bathroom pods. The external envelope of the building was finished with a combination of rainscreen cladding and insulated render together with a feature brise soleil system to the main elevation.
Key features of the project were:-
- Regeneration of derelict site
- Structural steel framed transfer structure
- Five / six storey pre-fabricated lightweight steel ‘Metframe’ hotel structure
- Prefabricated bathroom pod installation
- Formation of a bar café
- Negotiated form of procurement