The £1.5 million The Cambridge Lodge Hotel extension project will provide 79 high quality bedrooms when it is completed at the end of the month.
The planning application was approved by Kirklees Council on 26th July and 2010 and the project began in January 2011.
The project will create 45 new bedroom, all of which will be fully equipped with satellite TV, en suite and free WiFi. In addition, the new extension will incorporate a catering kitchen, a 50-seater breakfast area, a function room, office facilities, a basement level car park and a lift to all floors. A new link block is also being built between the extension and the original hotel and will contain a reception area and an office.
The main contractors are Holroyd Brook & Eaglands Ltd and the architects and quantity surveyors are Manor Building Services. Structural engineers are Rose Consulting Engineers.
The extension incorporates a three-storey, 2,000m² bedroom block to the rear and a 200m² two-storey social block to the front. The second block comprises communal areas – such as a bar, dining space and function facilities – which are separated from the bedroom block, preventing noise disturbance for sleeping guests.
All rooms are double rooms with the exception of three, which will be family rooms, and a further four, which will provide accommodation for disabled guests. These rooms will include disabilities facilities in the bathrooms such as walk in showers and hand rails. There are also wheelchair ramps and wheelchair lifts throughout the building.
The external elevations of the main extension are in Marshalls Cromwell walling and incorporate UPVC windows and a composite blue slate roof. The link block is being built in the same materials, but also features an Ashlar frontage.
Landscaping will include undercover car parking facilities and peripheral plant boxes, which are hoped to soften the appearance of the building.
The extension complies with all building regulation standards and has utilised several sustainable heating technologies in order to create an excellent carbon footprint.
David Gething, Manor Building Services, said: “There were some problems in the first two months of the development as we discovered mining areas that had to be filled before construction could commence. However, this was dealt with very quickly by a specialist contractor that poured concrete into the voids.
“All of the teams have worked extremely well together throughout the project and we have complied with all of planning regulations, such as cladding the lift shaft in metal decking to give it an industrial appearance.
“This was a pleasing project for us because we appreciated what the client was trying to achieve and how they were trying to achieve it. Although this is a budget hotel, the quality and finishes that the client has demanded are certainly of a three and four-star quality.”
The Cambridge Lodge Hotel
Situated just a short five minute walk away from Huddersfield Town Centre and only half a mile from the town’s bus and railway stations, the Cambridge Lodge Hotel is a 0.6 mile walk to the University and a 0.8 mile walk to Huddersfield Town’s Galpharm Stadium.
The Cambridge Lodge Hotel offers 79 high quality and spacious rooms at very reasonable prices. Whether you are visiting Huddersfield on business, holiday or going to that all important family occasion, The Cambridge Lodge Hotel is the ideal place to stay.
All of the rooms are en-suite and tastefully furnished. Each room is equipped with a telephone, 32” LCD television, fridge, Laptop safe, hair dryer, iron and ironing board and a fully stocked hospitality tray for your comfort.
Facilities include: express check out/in, conference facilities, non smoking rooms, 24 hour reception and tea & coffee making facilities in all rooms.