In June 2010 London's Mayor opened the Waterloo Travelodge, Travelodge's 400th hotel and the Travelodge flagship in the capital.
The scheme brings high quality design to the building envelope while realising internal layouts to meet the brand standard. A contemporary café bar together with a large restaurant is located at street level. This wraps around the front of the new building into the side street and, with the benefit of full height windows, lends life and colour to the locality whilst providing an attractive amenity for local people as well as for hotel guests.
Landscaping to the site was an important consideration, involving consultation with neighbouring residents. The design included for the narrow side street to be visually widened by creating a shared surface with new trees and a paved drive.
ReardonSmith Architects were novated to the Main Contractor, Sisk, at Stage K and the project was delivered on budget and two weeks early. Designed by ReardonSmith in collaboration with architects Stanton Williams, who were responsible for the façade, the hotel extends across three sites previously occupied by two structurally unsound buildings and a Georgian property that had been an office.
The Waterloo Travelodge offers 279 guestrooms as well as separately accessed private office space for rent.