THE PROJECT COMPRISED OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF A THREE STOREY 66 BEDROOM PREMIER INN HOTEL INCLUDING A WHITBREAD ‘THYME’ RESTAURANT FACILITY.
The project incorporated Modern Methods of Construction and was procured via a Traditional arrangement, with elements of contractor design.
The accommodation within the new hotel comprised of 66 ensuite bedrooms, ‘Thyme’ Restaurant, lift and stairwell cores, corridors, laundry rooms and staff areas.
The building was constructed using a driven pile and ring beam foundation, part steel frame and rib-deck floor, over the restaurant area, with a three storey timber frame structure to the hotel accommodation above. The lift core was formed with a masonry lift shaft and stairwell cores were formed with structural timber framing. The external envelope of the building was finished with a combination of facing brickwork, and through colour rendering on blockwork walls, aluminium windows and external doors.
Key features of the project were:
- Driven piles and ground beam foundation
- Part steel frame and rib-deck floor over the restaurant & kitchen area
- Site located in a busy sea front location with very limited access for construction and material delivery
- Three storey timber frame hotel structure
- Formation of a restaurant facility