A new 178-bedroom hotel located, on-site, at Birmingham airport. The hotel was constructed using off-site container technology in order to reduce construction times. The innovative modular construction technique, with parts that included the guest rooms, were manufactured in the Far East and then shipped over for assembly.
BSD developed the Stage 4 design which included all communal areas, service provisions for the bedrooms, plantroom and bar.
The design of the hotel’s interiors was frequently evolving which meant lighting / lux levels had to be checked constantly. These changes were predominantly for the bar and restaurant area, so the frequency of monitoring was to ensure compliance with current regulations.
A lot of time was dedicated to on-site monitoring to assist the M&E contractor with install, in particular co-ordinating the location of the ground floor plant room with the plant room on the roof of the hotel.
Both plant rooms had to be designed for positioningon one side of the building. This would coincide with the riser details.The ground floor plant room stores the water tank system, separate generator and LV switch room. The roof plant room area is considerably larger and supports the mechanical plant room (boilers) and external condensers.
In addition to 178 bedrooms the hotel features a 24-hour business centre, and fitness room, two meeting spaces spanning over 800 square feet and a large bar and restaurant.