New Premier Inn for York / April, 2022

The site of a former Carpetright outlet in York is set to be transformed into a stylish Premier Inn hotel designed by The Harris Partnership.

The 188-bedroom, four-storey development has been designed to enhance the local street scene and respect the urban grain by using materials in keeping with the historic nature of the area the hotel combined with the latest in environmental technologies including air source heat pumps, heat recovery ventilation, LED lighting, photovoltaic cells, and six electric car charging points, to ensure the carbon footprint of the building is kept to a minimum.

Nick Charlesworth, director at The Harris Partnership, added: “Our design aims to significantly improve the ecology opportunities and improve the overall environment by providing a sustainable development for Premier Inn.”

In addition, a 71-bredroom Premier Inn in Keswick (last image) is on track to open before Christmas. This first Premier Inn in the Lake District replaces an unsightly former care home, within walking distance of the town centre. It is expected that the hotel guests will generate close to £2 million per year of total tourism expenditure in the local economy.