Travelodge had acquired a Grade II listed historic building in Greater London, formerly the headquarters for Singer Sewing Machines. It has been refurbished to house hotel facilities and an extension added. A seven storey structure in loadbearing Portland stone, the existing building has some notable features, such as an entirely oak panelled room, which has been preserved.
The extension is steel frame concrete slab construction up to the first floor. For the upper six storeys, lightweight modular wall construction has been used to reduce load. This solution also allowed for off site fabrication and so sped up construction.
The extension's façade has been carefully rendered to marry with the historic building adjacent. Windows have been recessed and rainscreen cladding mimics the Portland stone.
The proximity of three underground tunnels called for extensive survey work to monitor the impact of construction throughout all phases.