Travelodge, Hemel Hempstead – Hotel Room Pods

Client: Travelodge

Architect: DLA Architects

The Client

Elements Europe, worked in collaboration with Kier, to successfully deliver a 108 bedroom hotel for the Travelodge budget brand.

The hotel is located in Hemel Hempstead, on the busy A414 link road.

Project Description: 131 Room Pods

The project successfully delivered a total of 131 Room Pods; 108 of which were en-suite hotel bedrooms. The others consisted of plant rooms, cleaning areas, corridor cassettes and stair cores. All of the bedroom modules are designed specifically to meet the stringent design requirements of the Travelodge brand.

At the main contractor’s request installation was completed using mast climbers as opposed to scaffolding, this improved delivery timescales and reduced costs. Elements Europe also sourced and managed a modular pre-cast concrete lift shaft for the scheme. All Pods were installed on top of a steel grillage transfer system, this then provided a suitable ground floor reception and back of house areas.

This was Kier’s first ever fully modular development, and was completed to a high acoustic rating due to its location on the main link road to the M1.