Premier Inn, London

Located close to the South Bank at Waterloo, the project involves the conversion of the former General Lying-In Hospital into a modern Premier Inn hotel with a new 15-storey extension. We were appointed to provide both sustainability and structural consultancy services. Price & Myers Sustainability acted as BREEAM assessors for this project. The existing hospital, which forms part of the refurbished hotel is of listed nature, and posed challenges in terms of performing strongly under the Energy Section of BREEAM. Our appointment was then extended to carry out dynamic thermal modelling analysis to ensure that the energy and CO2 emissions associated with the building were minimised. The high energy demands of hotels and the listed nature of part of the building required us to carry out extensive building envelope analysis, and use robust ventilation and servicing strategies to meet the client's aspirations. Highly efficient VRF Air Source Heat Pump systems to provide space heating and cooling along with a CHP system for the domestic hot water were proposed as low and zero carbon measures to supplement the efficient fabric and controls proposed in the development. This strategy resulted in a combined predicted saving of 49% CO2 emissions and an EPC rating 'A' for the entire development, enabling the project to meet both the Building Regulation requirements and the Energy targets set by BREEAM. The project was completed in 2013 and achieved a 'Very Good' rating under the BREEAM bespoke Premier Inn scheme. 

Client
Whitbread Premier Inn

Architect
Dexter Moren Associates

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