- Client Name:
- Daniel Thwaites Plc
- Vale Builders Southern Ltd
- LABC South East Building Excellence Awards 2018 Finalist Best Commercial Project
Lodge at Solent Hotel, Fareham, Hampshire
Architects Plus designed a new 54 bedroom hotel and comprehensively refurbished the Parsons Collar Pub for Daniel Thwaites Plc. This provides express style hotel bedroom accommodation linked to a new contemporary pub experience offering breakfast, day time and evening meals. Works included a new kitchen, dining area, bar, and ice cream parlour.
Planning was obtained in December 2015. A fast paced period of detailed production information followed and building works commenced in Summer 2016. The project was successfully opened in 2017 and remains a very successful and popular business.
The hotel is well placed between Portsmouth and Southampton for leisure guests on their way to and from the continent as well as for business users close to the M27 motorway. The operating model is similar to another hotel development, ‘Aztec Lodge’ Bristol, that Architects Plus designed and delivered some several years before.