INCA Case Study: Premier Inn – Admiral Park, Guernsey


Premier Inn, Guernsey

Project Type: New Build

Building Type: Low Rise, Hotel

Architect: Lovell Ozanne

System Designer: Wetherby Building Systems Ltd

Installer: JW Rihoy / P3 Facades & Interiors

System & Finish: Wetherby Render Carrier Board System

U-value Achieved: 0.24 W/m²K

Construction is now complete on the first phase of Guernsey’s prestigious Admiral Park, a mixed use development project carried out for Comprop CI Ltd, with Lovell Ozanne as architects and JW Rihoy as main contractors.

Phase 1 of the £35 million scheme includes the construction of a 100-bed Premier Inn Hotel, a 30,000sq ft office building, a café/restaurant building and a 700-space multi-storey concrete and steel structured car park.

Having had no real presence of a commercial chain hotel on the island in the past, the four storey Premier Inn is a huge leap forward for its economy. It is the first hotel chain to have been approved for development by Guernsey Estates and is strongly marketed towards business travellers, offering them more choice and greater flexibility for overnight and extended stays.

In close collaboration with Lovell Ozanne Architects and main contractors JW Rihoy, the main focus when specifying the external facade solution was on fire performance, external longevity and energy saving capabilities. The Wetherby 25mm RagRail Cavity Spacer EWI System seemed the obvious choice.

The four storey Premier Inn was constructed using a steel frame structure and sheathed with Versapanel board. A cavity system was created using Wetherby’s 25mm RagRail and a healthy thickness of 130mm of Stone Wool Insulation was mechanically fixed through the rails. Movement joints, intumescent strip and fire breaks were installed as directed by building control and in accordance with BRE BR135:2013.

The façade was completed using WBS HECK Silicone ‘K’ 1.5mm Textured Finish in 0500N, along with areas of turquoise rain screen cladding which together give a clean, modern finish to this visually striking building.

Andrew Merrett of Lovell Ozanne Architects said:

“There is a shortage of good, modern standard hotel accommodation in Guernsey and this new hotel should provide a huge boost for the business community and tourism across the island.”

“We have strived to create a characterful design which is harmonious with its surroundings, but which still has a strong individual character.”

We have strived to create a characterful design which is harmonious with its surroundings, but which still has a strong individual character

Andrew Merrett

Lovell Ozanne Architects

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