Village Hotel, Portsmouth

An evolutionary hotel concept for urban footprints

Village Hotel, Portsmouth: Case Study Summary

Client Location Sector Main Contractor
VUR Village Hotels Limited Portsmouth Hotel Willmott Dixon

An evolutionary hotel concept for urban footprints

Developer Village Hotels researched Portsmouth’s business community who recognised that quality hotel facilities play a key role in providing an economic stimulus for the city. This in turn led to the developer Village Hotels turning to main contractor Willmott Dixon to create an evolution of their Village Resort hotel concept to offer an Urban Resort Hotel, one which can be built on a more compact footprint; providing potential for the company to expand into more central urban areas, where sites are, generally, smaller in size.

Sigmat’s structural expertise, manufacturing, assembly and installation teams provided the light gauge steel frame (LGSF) superstructure for the build which includes 153 rooms, conference facilities and a leisure club with a 20m swimming pool, gym and fitness studios.

Load bearing light gauge steel frame is well suited and tested for hotel developments and Sigmat were able to utilise their extensive experience in this sector to assure an efficient, rapidly built and cost effective weathered envelope. With the ability to build up to 15 storeys the Sigmat LGSF system is a proven solution for hotel development according to Sigmat Managing Director, Roger French: "We can rapidly construct using LGSF and accommodate the variety of spaces needed to accommodate so many different facilities on one site. Our desire and flexibility to work within the supply chain is essential to any successful project and is also part of our success."






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"Following the successful completion of the Village Hotel project I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you in the supply chain for your contribution to its success. The Customer is truly delighted with their new building, both in terms of the finish and the 'way' in which it was handed over. They were also extremely impressed with how we were able to absorb multiple changes and challenges throughout the project and still achieve our original completion date with no contractual fuss. Our 'can do', collaborative attitude has clearly set us apart in this regard."

Matthew Kemp, Construction Manager BA (hons) MCIOB, Willmott Dixon Construction Limited
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