Number of Floors: 6
Number of Modules: 114
Number of Bedrooms: 204
At a key site near Gatwick airport the Whitbread group needed to construct a Premier Inn hotel in the shortest time possible. Following the success of Hull and Trafford, the CIMC modular system was the obvious choice.
Challenges and Resolutions:
In order to reduce programme further the contractor wished to erect the modular element without scaffolding and use MEWPs (mobile elevated working platform) to fix the façade. By completing the hard landscaping first and with adequate provision integrated onto the outerface of our modules the façade was applied quickly, easily and efficiently.
The rectilinear geometry of this hotel floor plan made it ideally suitable for a modular building system. Each floor comprised 19 modules. The patented V-system connection method allowed this building to be erected at a rate of onefloor-a-day; meaning that within 6 working days all 204 bedrooms were installed into position.
Continued Success:This hotel continues to be one of the best examples of how our system can provide quality finished bedroom accommodation to the hotel market.