Clegg Construction has reached a milestone in its project to build a £16m Premier Inn hotel in York.

The timber frame is going up on the highly sustainable, 188-bedroom development in the historic city centre.

Being built in the shadow of York’s ancient city walls, the four-storey scheme incorporates some of the latest energy-saving and carbon reduction technologies, including air source heat pumps, heat recovery ventilation systems, LED lighting, photovoltaic panels and electric car charging points.

Contracts Manager at Nottingham-based Clegg Construction, Lyndon Bowler, said: “We are very pleased to have reached this milestone on our Premier Inn development in York.

“The Clegg Construction team is now looking forward to the next stage of the project, delivering this sympathetically designed new hotel with minimal disruption to local businesses and residents.”

The hotel, being built for CBRE Investment Management and Whitbread PLC, is situated on a corner plot fronting Foss Islands Road and Layerthorpe at a junction of the city’s inner ring road.

The highly sustainable hotel is aiming to have 44% carbon reduction compared to traditional construction methods.

It combines the latest environmental technologies with traditional materials in keeping with the area and sympathetic to the local history.

The development includes a sub-floor void as part of flood mitigation measures and features a hot rolled steel frame podium at the ground floor, with a timber frame solution to the upper floors.

Other members of the construction team include project manager and quantity surveyor Reach Project Management, architect The Harris Partnership, structural engineer Simpson Associates, and M&E consultant Thornley and Lumb.

The project, due to be completed towards the end of 2023, will mark the fourth Premier Inn scheme delivered by Clegg, with previous projects including the construction of the Derby city centre hotel, the full conversion of a former office building in Headingley into a 96-bedroom hotel, plus the complete re-cladding of the Leeds City Centre hotel (also known as the Leeds Arena hotel).

In 2020, the company also handed over the 81-bed Travelodge London Stockley Park Hayes hotel which also featured timber frame and achieved BREEAM ‘Very Good’.

Clegg Construction is a Midlands, East Anglia, and Yorkshire-based construction firm specialising in the delivery of public and private sector projects.

The company works with organisations of all sizes and specialities across a range of different sectors.

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