Sector: Hospitality Completion date: June 2017

Premier Inn Whitley Bay main contractor

Part of a seafront regeneration

The project team worked alongside conservation officers from North Tyneside Council and Tyne and Wear Joint Conservation Team to put the scheme together so that it is sympathetic to the adjacent refurbished Spanish City Dome. 

It is part of the council's Seafront Master Plan to reinvigorate the coastline between St Mary’s Island and Cullercoats Bay. The regeneration work will bring more visitors and businesses Whitley Bay and its coastline, as well as increasing confidence in the borough among businesses as somewhere they can prosper.

The hotel is expected to welcome guests from across the UK visiting the Spanish City Dome from 2018 onwards.

Premier Inn Whitley Bay seafront regeneration

Designed for the environment

Designed by Ayrshire-based architects LMA, the 68-bedroom hotel also houses a 190-cover Beefeater restaurant and bar. 

The building is designed and constructed to achieve a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating.

Full details of the project can be found in the attached BREEAM building information and in the design and access statement, which are available to download above. These documents highlight various aspects of the building, including low-impact design features and its predicted energy and fossil fuel use.

A team effort

The project is a collaboration between numerous Robertson Group businesses, with Robertson Property developing the site, Robertson Timber Engineering delivering timber frame and Robertson North East constructing the hotel. Robertson Specialist Division provided render to integrate with the restoration work at the adjacent Spanish City Dome and Robertson Engineering Services installed all M&E services.

Garry Hope, Regional MD of Robertson North East England, said: “We were awarded the job by Robertson Property, who have a long-established relationship with Premier Inn. This is a great example of our ability to recruit specialist teams under the Robertson umbrella. It’s a more efficient experience for us, the build team and of course the client, who will deal with only one team.”

Work was completed in June 2017, delivered with a number of supply chain partners from across the North East. The project will also create 69 jobs.

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