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March 27 2018

Whitbread author Hamilton Premier Inn plan
Whitbread is to continue aggressive expansion of its Premier Inn brand with proposals for a 96-bedroom hotel and restaurant at the junction of Townhead Street and the A723 on the edge of Hamilton town centre.

This will entail demolition of the traditional sandstone Hamilton Town Hotel for a five-storey contemporary build behind a ‘feature frame’ frontage and white render above a ground floor glazed plinth.

Outlining the chosen appearance the architects wrote: “A dark grey aluminium clad box slides behind the whiterender skin on the Townhead Street elevation bringing depth and visual interest to this facade.

“As the render skin turns to face the A723, the white frame holds more dark grey cladding panels and curtain walling. A monopitch roof increases the height of the elevation fronting the A723 to heighten the presence of the building.”

LMA are currently working on the delivery of an extension to the Premier Inn at Glasgow’s Pacific Quay.

6 Comments

StyleCouncil
#1 Posted by StyleCouncil on 27 Mar 2018 at 12:05 PM
Always love a 'feature frame', especially in white render...pity they can't even get it to line up with the Beefeater glazing...but then who cares.
The couple approaching arm in arm look happy enough. I expect they are heading for a fully lunchtime carvery, all the meats, followed by a wee lie down upstairs. Great rendezvous destination for central belt affairs, high powered carpet salesman and people with absolutely no will to live.
Pretty soon the whole of Scotland is going to be joined up into one big crap Premier Inn/ beefeater combo.
WW3
#2 Posted by WW3 on 27 Mar 2018 at 12:42 PM
reminds me of RAF fylingdales...
Neil C
#3 Posted by Neil C on 27 Mar 2018 at 15:42 PM
Not a patch on the building there at the moment, though I agree the Town Hotel requires major remedial works after decades of shameful neglect.
E=mc2
#4 Posted by E=mc2 on 28 Mar 2018 at 21:46 PM
Strewth! Hope someone develops the car park to mask this monstrosity in due course as the council have always intended!

But in the interim let's a copy a Health Centre as a design precedent.
Magnum PI
#5 Posted by Magnum PI on 29 Mar 2018 at 11:09 AM
As far as designs for Premier Inns go, this is definitely a step in the right direction. Crisp, clean and simple!
Billy
#6 Posted by Billy on 31 Mar 2018 at 13:43 PM
Would be nice if hotel chains could at least give a hint in the design as to hotels locations. Wetherspoons at least try to retain existing buildings and give them a historical name. In France roundabouts have centrepieces which show local places of interest ...you are in no doubt where you are. Be nice for hotels to have a bespoke touch rather than a could be any hotel anywhere. Standing out from the bland crowd could be good for business.

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