Stride Treglown have provided the BREEAM Consultancy for a major re-design of the Bristol Airport Hotel which has now been submitted for full planning permission.
The proposed mid-range budget hotel will be the first on site at Bristol Airport and will provide 251 bedrooms to airport users. Facilities within the hotel include meeting rooms and lounges, as well as a large open plan bar and restaurant with a fitness suite for the hotel guests.
The proposal has been driven by Bristol Airport Limited, who had already obtained planning consent for a previous design scheme. Stride Treglown were appointed in 2013 to re-plan and re-elevate the proposal with a new Hotel Brand. The design quality has been a priority for the client team, who have recognised the importance of the airport position in the region as well as the predicted growth in passenger numbers. A desire for a strong ‘sense of place’ has sought to capture elements of the hotel’s Airport context and nearby Bristol and will be taken forward in the interior design.
The proposal focuses on an inner courtyard concept created by two main blocks, linked by a simple glazed bridge. The courtyard spaces created within, provide a haven for guests away from the main airport environs. The form is massed as two contrasting linear boxes, emphasised at either gable end to denote the primary hotel entrances. The façade is articulated by a feature beam at first floor that creates a nominal shadow line to give the hotel a better sense of scale and proportion.
The start on site and opening dates are yet to be confirmed but opening could be as early as summer 2015.