Premier Inn, Heathrow T4
This is an 8-storey hotel with 615 bedrooms, short-stay crew rooms, conference rooms, restaurant, bar, reception, seated lounge, coffee bar, buffet, kitchens, toilets and flight check-in pods. Our engineers faced several challenges:
- By locating the car park at semi-basement level, the hotel’s overall height was kept within Air Traffic Control restrictions while enabling the footprint to be maximised
- Noise reduction and insulation were essential
- With additional drainage introduced to the local system it was necessary to design attenuation that would facilitate increased demands as well as less-predictable surges; semi-basement levels include a pumping station.
- Taylor & Boyd designed an elevated walkway to link the hotel with the airport terminal.