Radisson Blu Hotel - East Midlands Airport
The unique design of the 5-storey, 216-bed hotel will incorporate high-quality elements that reflect both the locality and significance as a gateway to the region, including a courtyard that induces references to the nearby National Forest with its timber features.
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This 4-star Hotel also incorporates a number of Sustainable Construction Techniques to deliver a BREEAM Excellent facility. Penny Coates, Managing Director, East Midlands Airport said: "This exciting development is a major boost for the region. The airport is very proud of the high quality hotel and we’re extremely pleased that it will fit with our sustainability ambitions.” Located at the end of East midlands International Airport Runway created its own set of unique problems with ATC limiting operating height of the working crane and with the usual windy conditions a knock on effect was given with lifting operations of the crane. Late 2010, Britain experienced its coldest winter in more than 40 years and whilst adhering to the building regulations this delayed the construction process. Steve Chambers, regional director, of Bowmer and Kirkland, said: "Having endured one of the coldest winters in living memory we are somewhat relieved to have reached this milestone. Everyone working on the site is focused on delivering a quality project that we are all proud to be associated with." Some discrepancies were identified with regards to the design between steelwork and concrete; all design issues with regard to the interface between steelwork and concrete in the staircase areas were resolved with consultation and cooperation between both parties.
Radisson Blu Hotel / Reference: G7713Beverley Road, DerbyshireEast Midlands Airport, DE74 2SAMain Contractor:Bowmer & KirklandHigh Edge CourtHeage, BelperDerbyshire, DE56 2BWArchitect:Leach Rhodes Walker ArchitectureRiversideManchester, M3 5AAStructural Engineers:Capita Symonds StructuresProspect House20 Mellor RoadCheadle HulmeCheshire, SK8 5AUCompleted: 24th December 2010Duration of Project: 18 WeeksNumber of Rooms/Units: 218
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