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Hydrock MRB help secure planning for 350-room Travelodge in London Docklands

18th Nov 2019

In collaboration with Dexter Moren Associates, our specialist Hydrock MRB team has contributed to the successful planning application for a new build, contemporary Travelodge in the East India Dock area of London Docklands, designed to achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating.

We worked with Marick Real Estate, Mill Lane Estates and Travelodge on the proposal to relocate and expand the existing Travelodge hotel on East India Dock Road to a prominent location on a nearby brownfield site. Planning has now been secured from Tower Hamlets Council.

The 350-room hotel provides a tower designed in a tripartite with a distinct base, middle and top. As one of the largest hotels in their estate, this Travelodge Plus includes a substantial number of electric charging points in its car parking provision, superior rooms, secure cycle storage, a pocket park, a green space pedestrian walkway, and a restaurant and bar on the first floor with views across the historic dock and the River Thames.

Hydrock MRB delivered the MEP, BREEAM, energy and sustainability studies to support the planning submission and have completed the stage 3 MEP design. In addition, Hydrock’s London-based building performance engineering team has subsequently been commissioned to deliver rainwater design and air quality advice for the scheme.

Andrew Heselton of Marick Real Estate commented: “It is fantastic to have the opportunity to work with Travelodge in regenerating this prominent site and we look forward to delivering this striking, contemporary and sustainable building. This scheme will positively contribute to local employment and the economy.”

John McElwee, Director of Hydrock MRB added: “This is an exciting scheme to be involved with and continues the work we deliver for Travelodge and their development partners on sites across the UK. I am particularly proud that our expertise in achieving high standards of energy efficiency and sustainability in the built environment have played a significant part in the development of this scheme.”

Hydrock acquired Yorkshire-based MRB Consulting Engineers in October 2019, and this team will continue trading under the name of Hydrock MRB.

Image courtesy of Dexter Moren Associates