Amongst the projects in this edition of Premier Construction, we take a look at the work being conducted by property investment fiduciary, Rockspring; the conversion of The Tay Hotel building into a new Malmaison hotel; and the construction of a new Premier Inn in Manchester.
With over 28 years experience, specialising in the management and acquisition of commercial property, Rockspring has been involved with many high-profile projects including St Mary Axe, London EC3 and Westcott Venture Park, Buckinghamshire. Two current projects include the recently completed 90,000 sq ft office refurbishment project at Kings and Conquest House, Kingston (pre-let to Saipem) and the development of 75,000 sq ft of new Grade A offices at Monument Place, London EC2.
Meanwhile, The Tay Hotel building in Dundee is being transformed into a chic Malmaison hotel. Work on the 91-bedroom hotel began in spring 2012 and will be completed in July 2013, opening for business in August/September 2013.
As one of the most prominent buildings in central Dundee, The Tay Hotel fell into disrepair after being closed for many years and it has remained derelict for 15 years. It is hoped that the £15 million redevelopment will turn the building back into an important city landmark once again.
A new build Premier Inn has just been completed close to Piccadilly Station in Manchester. As the fifth Premier Inn in the city centre, architects have worked hard on the design of the new hotel to ensure it fits in with the existing buildings in this historic area of Manchester.
Using Manchester’s industrial past as inspiration, the design of the building has taken elements from the surrounding warehouse structures.
This month also sees the introduction of our new sister publication, Premier Hospitality which is due out later this month.
Premier Hospitality is a brand new magazine focusing on the latest developments in the leisure and hospitality industry. Each issue of Premier Hospitality will highlight projects currently taking shape throughout the UK and overseas, covering everything from restaurants and bars through to hotels and spas.
Our first edition of Premier Hospitality includes extensive coverage of the recent Restaurant and Bar Design Awards 2012, including features on award-winning projects such as Coach House (Best UK
Café of Fast Food Restaurant) and Les Grandes Tables de Lîle Seguin (Best UK & International Pop Up Restaurant).