Unite Modular Solutions Ltd
has been appointed by Bowmer and Kirkland Ltd as the specialist modular contractor for Travelodge, the UK’s fastest growing hotel chain’s, new development at the entrance to the Olympic Park in Stratford, London.
Using volumetric modular construction - the fast-track design and factory manufacture of volumetric units in the form of lightweight steel frame technology that are then joined together on site – the 11-story building will contain 229 modules to create 188 bedrooms.
The ability of UMS
to meet the strict programme timescale in order to ensure the hotel is complete in plenty of time for next year’s Olympic Games was a crucial factor in Bowmer and Kirkland Ltd
opting for a fully modular approach from the first to 11th floors of the hotel.
As well as the project benefitting from volumetric modular construction’s ability to provide benefits in cost and programme reductions, it will also receive enhancements to build quality, improved health and safety on site, a significant reduction in environmental impact and improved through-life performance.
So far, UMS
has manufactured and installed over 18,000 volumetric modules into a diverse range of projects including residential and student accommodation.
Travelodge has 474 hotels (32,000 rooms) - ten in Ireland, three in Spain and the rest in the UK. Travelodge plans to grow its estate to 100,000 rooms (approximately 1100 hotels) by 2025.
Bowmer & Kirkland Ltd
is the main contractor for developer Peveril Securities/Active Estates.
For more information please visit www.unite-modular-solutions.co.uk