The conversion, extension repurposing of an existing 1930s office (and substantially refurbished in the 1980’s) delivered a new 113-bedroom Travelodge Hotel, including a café bar area, situated on the Victoria Industrial estate in North Acton, London.
The regeneration works required the full strip out of the existing building. The existing second floor structure was demolished and replaced with a purpose built steel frame to support the new loadings of the hotel. The existing structure was strengthened at ground and first floor levels. The floor slabs were beam and pot construction requiring careful consideration in relation to strengthening options and creation of new openings. Extensive testing was carried out to confirm the material properties of the existing construction.
Re-purposing the existing building brought challenges with the installation of new service routes through the structure. Different solutions had to be adopted as one size didn’t fit all.
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