CampbellReith was involved in the design of a project to provide a new dual brand Crowne Plaza / Holiday Inn express hotel, adjacent to Terminal 4 at Heathrow. The proposed 750 bedroom hotel will contain 6 storeys of hotel bedrooms above a 1st floor transfer deck. Below ground, a double basement containing back of house areas and car parking will be provided.
The site is underlain by a number of existing services which will require diversion to allow the proposed development to take place. These included a deep surface water drain, 2m in diameter. The complex nature of re-positioning services adjacent to a new basement required close cooperation between the design team, utilities providers and Heathrow Airport to ensure a diversion scheme that was compatible with the temporary and permanent works was achieved.
Detailed design work is currently being progressed with a focus on the 1st floor transition deck and transferring columns from the hotel grid above to a grid which will suit the use of the spaces below, particularly the basement car park.
Sectors: Hotels & Hospitality