LGSF specialists continue to dominate the hotel construction market for MMC with the construction of a new nine storey hotel
The UK market leaders in the design, manufacture and installation of LGSF structures Sigmat, have completed their latest hotel project at the home of the Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club in Exeter, Devon.
The project, which saw the team deliver a new 4 star Marriot Garden Hotel on the Sandy Park site, is the company’s 36th major hotel project in just five years.
The new ‘Courtyard By Marriot’ Hotel will be the largest commercial hotel in the region with 250 bedrooms, ground floor leisure facilities and a spectacular rooftop cocktail bar.
Working with Exeter based KTA Architects, Sigmat have been involved in delivering an all-encompassing offsite MMC solution including; 4-levels of hot rolled steel transfer structure with Sigmat’s own SFS infill, 5-levels of Sigmat Light Gauge Steel Framing with 160mm SMD decking throughout the whole scheme, including provision of roofing, lift / stair cores and staircases.
Speaking about their rapid growth within the sector, Sigmat’s CEO Mark Eburne said: ‘We have seen a significant growth in our hotel business over the past five years and have been lucky enough to work with some of the world’s leading brands. LGSF is often the most cost effective option for hotel structures and that, combined with our highly flexible design capabilities, means more hotel chains are making the move to light gauge rather than more traditional methods.’
The Sigmat hotel division, who have worked with brands such as Hilton, Marriot, De Vere and Holiday Inn to deliver a vast range of hotel projects across the UK , said they anticipate the sector will continue to grow.
Sigmat’s Chief Operating Officer, Marcus Wood said: ‘We have been fortunate to work on a number of high-profile projects in recent months. The Sandy Park Marriot was a really interesting and complex build with lots of unique features and our bespoke extension to the 5 Star Cameron House Hotel in Loch Lomond has been a real game-changer for us.’
With a range of current projects in the pipeline, covering both the high-end luxury and budget markets, Sigmat are on target to complete 50 new hotel projects by 2023.
‘The more experienced we become within the sector, the more we can add real value to the whole process,’ commented Mr Eburne. ‘Its extremely encouraging that like some of our other growth sectors, such as student accommodation and social housing, the hotel industry has really embraced the speed, quality, value and environmental credentials of LGSF, making it the building method of choice for a growing number of global chains.’