This 100-bed new hotel ,opposite the station and fronting the River Orwell, is designed to take a prominent place within an emerging urban cluster.
The main façade to the Hotel is composed of pre-fabricated brick-clad wall panels which allow rapid construction These panels alternative over successive floors to give a gentle repetitive rhythm, with human scale detail provided by the inset copper cladding and glazing to each
The two blocks are linked by a simple glazed corridor which helps emphasise the two separate urban
The taller entrance block, which houses the restaurant at ground floor level (along with the other hotel
ancillary uses) is crowned with a doubly curved fabric plant screen. This provides a strong identity to the
building as well as hiding the plant and lift room which would be otherwise visible.