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Travelodge Hotel - Accommodation - CWA - Eng

Travelodge Hotel, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham

100 Bedroom hotel together with 10,000sq ft of commercial office space in the heart of Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.
  • Client:
    RO Developments

  • Location:
    Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham

  • Project Value:
    £7,000,000

  • Services Provided:
    Civil and Structural Engineering Consultancy

  • Added Value:
    The extensive use of a lightweight timber structural insulated panel system to form the external envelope, enabled an economic structural steel frame superstructure to be utilised and considerably reduced dead loads applied piled foundations. This solution also removed the requirement for any secondary steelwork to trim window apertures

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    Travelodge Hotel, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham
Description

The construction consisted of a 5 storey structural steel frame, with precast units being utilised for the upper floors. A transfer structure was utilised at first floor level to accommodate an open plan restaurant and reception at ground floor. Built next to the Grade II listed ‘Queens Arms’ public house, this adjacent structure required extensive temporary propping to allow the new construction to take place. The substructures involved deep bored piles and cantilever beams to facilitate the listed building next door and the public highway immediately bounding the site.

For further information regarding this project please contact Jim O’Donnell, Project Director.

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