Number of Floors: 5
The Whitbread group engaged CIMC to manufacture modules to sit on top of seven levels of multi-storey car park and provide a 5 storey hotel for their Premier Inn brand.
Challenges and Resolutions:
Due to its exposed location, facing the north sea, and the height of the building the CIMC patented connector system needed to ensure a strong structural integrity. Traditional elements of the hotel were also reliant on the inherent strength of the modules to provide lateral stability. With co-ordinated design from our engineering team we comfortably achieved the required criteria for this environment.
To take advantage of this gateway site the Premier Inn has extended stair cores which reach several metres above the roof of the building. The stability of the secores is made possible by utilising the strength of the V-System modules that comprise the hotel accommodation.
During completion of this second hotel for Premier Inn a small extension to their hotel in Trafford was constructed and discussions began about the Gatwick project.