This development is in the heart of the 2012 London Olympics park and consists of the restoration of an existing 17th century pub. The opportunity for new infrastructure projects provide substantial economic gains for clients and one of the major commercial re-development schemes is the West bridge Hotel The existing use was very dysfunctional and poorly maintained. The vision was to provide a mixture of function, form and sustainability within the proposed design, consisting mainly of a six storey development occupying 81 ensuite bedrooms, conference facility, restaurant, gym, meeting room, sauna and inclusive car parks.
Public houses of this nature bring back traditions of the Anglo-Saxon era. The restoration of a traditional building, while maintaining a sense of national heritage and keeping its traditional features is of great importance to CMT Construction. The new, contemporary textures and finishes match the existing and for this we were encouraged to be nominated for the English Heritage Award.
While we were protecting the original features of the building in relation to the existing heritage building figures, we added advanced future and environmental measures to the development, such as high- tech insulation, acoustic walls and floors, computerised access door and lighting systems, harvesting tank, solar panels on the roof, and intelligent lighting control systems to all rooms.
We were proud at CMT that we completed the project on time, within budget and were encouraged to be nominated for the English Heritage Award.