Anglo Holt secures its largest Travelodge deal

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    Anglo Holt Construction has secured its largest ever project with hotel giants Travelodge, it was announced recently.

    West Bromwich-based Anglo Holt has been awarded the contract by clients Merchant Place Developments to build the 219-bedroom Travelodge at Eastern Gate, in Cambridge, which has a project value of around £9 million.The Charities Property Fund has provided forward funding for the project. The design and construction deal extends the company’s successful 12-year partnership with Travelodge, which has seen it complete 54 hotels, with a further eight contracts currently in progress, worth a total of more than £200.5 million.

    The new hotel will have a bar café and basement car park. Built on a brownfield site, the six-storey reinforced concrete and timber frame building will have a one MW photovoltaic installation on its roof. Work on the 51-week project is due to be completed in April 2013.

    The 62 UK Travelodge hotels, as far afield as Fort William in the north and Paignton in the south, include 5,536 bedrooms. The average contract length is 29 weeks, with an average value of £3 million. Contracts worth a total of £31.4 million currently in progress include Eastleigh, Epsom, St Helen’s, Wincanton, Poole, Fort William, Woolwich and Vauxhall, London. The previous largest individual contract was the building of the £7.5 million, 201-bed Travelodge at Manchester Airport, closely followed by a 200-bed hotel at Birmingham International Airport.

    Significant projects recently completed include Birmingham’s largest Travelodge, which is part of the £45 million mixed-use scheme in Upper Dean Street, a key regeneration area identified in Birmingham City Council’s Big City Plan.

    Daniel Fountain / 22.07.2012

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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