A £14m new build hotel that forms and integral part of a wider masterplan in a central area of Brighton.
Consists of 80 bedrooms over four storeys as well as a restaurant, bar and meeting rooms. A car park and the back-of-house facilities are located at basement level. The main public spaces, including three separate shop units, are on the ground floor.
The hotel faces a new public square. The restaurant and bar can be accessed directly from here, as well as from the hotel foyer. Substantial glazing was introduced on the East wall facing the 'twitten', which is a public footpath; the idea being to generate more activity and interest in what was formerly a derelict alley.
The third floor is set back from the main façade, forming a continuous terrace. Curved corners soften the impact of the building and provide an interesting dialogue with other new developments nearby.
The hotel bedrooms, some of which have central rotating beds with integral writing desks, are located on floors one, two and three. All rooms were planned around a central lightwell.
Hulley and Kirkwood were responsible for the Employer’s Agent role supporting the mechanical and electrical services design.