Premier Inn, Croydon, Ipswich & Dorchester – Bathroom Pods

Client: Premier Inn

Architect: Croydon Axiom Architects Ipswich Urban Reef Dorchester Boon Brown

The Client

Elements Europe, worked in collaboration with three main contractors, to successfully manufacture and install Bathroom Pods to three Premier Inn hotels. Working with Leadbitter for the Dorchester hotel, ISG Jackson for the Ipswich hotel and Bowmer & Kirkland for the Croydon hotel, Elements Europe manufactured and installed a total of 328 Bathroom Pods using their Solopod system.

These three schemes will be a further extension of Elements Europe’s experience in delivering on behalf of the Whitbread Premier Inn hotel brand. A relationship which has seen the development of new sites implementing both the Bathroom Pod and Room Pod innovative off-site construction systems.

Project Description: 318 Bathroom Pods

These three new Premier Inn projects delivered a total of 318 Bathroom Pods, 168 Bathroom Pods to the Croydon based Premier Inn hotel, 85 to Ipswich and 65 for the Dorchester hotel. All Bathroom Pods, using Elements Europe’s Solopod system, are designed in accordance with the specific design requirements of the Premier Inn brand.

Approximately 5% of the Bathroom Pods installed into each hotel are accessible rooms, which ensure room dimensions are suitable for wheelchair users. These rooms feature hand rails, lever style taps and accessible sinks to ensure optimal accessibility. DDA compliant bath tubs as well as some showers have been installed.

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