Coventry gets new 100 bed Premier Inn

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    Work has started on the conversion of an existing building into a 100 bed hotel in Coventry for Premier Inn.The £6 million contract involves the conversion by the Leadbitter Group of part of the former Coventry Technical College complex, close to the city centre into a 100-bed Premier Inn at Earlsdon Park, Coventry, constructed on behalf of MCD Developments.

    The project started on-site late last year, with the demolition of the redundant 1970 annexe at the rear. This leaves the original 1935 building intact, including an impressive stone façade and Doric portico. Part of the complex includes an art deco style theatre, which is very popular with the local community.

    Extensive refurbishment inside the building will be undertaken, whilst retaining key art deco features in the entrance foyer and restoring an existing lightwell. An extra storey will be built at roof level, which will incorporate 42 of the 100 hotel rooms.

    When complete, the building will include a restaurant and retail units on the ground floor, commercial offices on the first floor and two floors of hotel rooms. There are also plans to include a gym.

    Daniel Fountain / 25.02.2011

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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