Dexter Moren Associates was awarded the Sustainable Hotel Design of the Year for Euston Travelodge at the European Hotel Design Awards last night.
The new 150 bed Travelodge not only achieves an innovative design for a budget hotel, it is one of the UK’s first built examples of a foundation pile integrated ground source heat exchange system, providing 14.6% of the entire developments energy requirements.
Located on the prominent corner of Eversholt Street & Grafton Place, the building envelope is wrapped in a vertically seamed bronze rain screen cladding system & sto render with the lower level elevation on Grafton Place featuring integrated LED feature lighting.
Stuart Cross, project architect at Dexter Moren Associates states “We are delighted to be recognised for our approach to sustainable design. This scheme proves that significant sustainable issues can be absorbed within the tight constraints of a budget hotel, whist achieving a contemporary design”.
Significantly, the ground source system has also been ‘future proofed’, allowing for possible integration into a future district scheme. The project achieves a very good BREEAM rating.
A green roof system adds to the ecological value and provides attenuation to surface water runoff. Sustainable Urban Drainage reduces the potential for flooding and helps protect and enhance ground water quality. The green roof also reduces environmental impact through a reduction in the urban heat island effect.
The development accommodates a 150 bedroom hotel over the lower five levels and a 23sqm retail unit. The fourth to seventh floors include 16 key worker units providing enviable views across the adjacent park.