Wakemans on board at £13million London Travelodge
National property and construction consultancy Wakemans is working with Travelodge, the UK’s first budget hotel brand, on a £13million property in north London to meet growing demand for good quality, low-cost accommodation in the Capital.
Overseeing Travelodge’s interests, Wakemans is acting as tenant’s agent on the new London Manor House Travelodge PLUS, an eight-storey hotel in Finsbury Park that will provide 143 rooms.
Designed with both business and leisure travellers in mind, this new-build hotel is designed in the company’s ‘budget chic’ hotel format, called Travelodge PLUS. As well as the brand’s enhanced new look rooms, the hotel features 33 SuperRooms, Travelodge’s premium economy room concept with extra amenities for added comfort. Meanwhile, a fully licensed new-look Bar Café features distinctive zones for those working outside the room, more intimate booths and dining benches for groups and a stylish new statement bar.
Jo Dale, Head of Technical Services for Hotels at Wakemans, said: “Travelodge is resolutely committed to delivering value for money for people who want to overnight close to the City of London. The layout of the site makes this an interesting development because the building is eight storeys, yet from one elevation it appears to have only six floors.”
Tony O’Brien, UK Development Director at Travelodge said: “London is a key growth area for Travelodge and we are delighted to be opening a Travelodge PLUS hotel in the premium location of Manor House, just by the tube station. There is a desperate need within the area for good quality and low-cost accommodation and our new hotel will be a great addition, helping to attract new visitors to the area and to boost the local economy.”
Situated adjacent to Manor House tube station and overlooking Finsbury Park, the hotel shares the site with a Co-op store and an unlet A3 unit.
Contractor Harvard Knight Construction has completed the concrete frame and commenced the interior fit-out phase of the project. The London Manor House Travelodge PLUS is due to be completed in summer 2020.
There are eight Travelodge PLUS hotels across the UK, including London, Gatwick Airport, Brighton, York and Edinburgh.