The newest Premier Inn in the Lake District National Park has now opened its doors to the public.
The building, designed on behalf of client and developer Premcor, pays homage to its location through the use of natural materials and specialist construction methods.
Featuring 71 bedrooms alongside a restaurant, all of which offer panoramic views of the national park, the building was designed to transform the site of a former care home and bring it back into active use.
The attractive three-story building used local contractors and a range of materials including Lakeland stone, render, reclaimed slate and sections of metal seam cladding, in order to meet the demands of planning officers at the national park, who wanted to see an architecturally sophisticated design which added to the iconic landscape of Keswick.
Carl Braim, Director said: “When we started work on this project, we knew the building we designed had to be something special, because the environment around it is so unique. It’s been fantastic to be able to bring together the latest methods of construction and environmental design, using traditional industries and local materials to create an aesthetic which is functional and modern but which also pays homage to the areas historic landscape.
“Working with the developer Premcor and Premier Inn owner Whitbread plc, as well as local stakeholders and the planning officers at the Lake District National Park, we’ve been able to create and deliver a building which further enhances the local visitor economy offer, brings a former site back into active use, and does so in an architecturally interesting and attractive way.”