Case Study

Premier Inn, Oban

Client: Whitbread

Key facts

  • PROJECT: Premier Inn,
  • LOCATION: Shore Street, Oban
  • CLIENT: Whitbread
  • SIZE: The Premier Inn development in Shore Street, Oban was a combination of 4 storey timber frame development for the hotel and ground floor steel frame structure for the restaurant. We have a longstanding relationship with the client and vast experience in this
    sector, supplying Timber Frame Structures to the Hotel sector over the last 25 years. We were involved very early in the process, with a strong emphasis on Design Development. We completed our part of the project on programme and have subsequently been involved in three other similar projects for the same clients.
  • TIMING: 8 Weeks

Project highlights

The Premier Inn project at Shore Street, Oban was the construction of an 81-bedroom Premier Inn Hotel & 78 cover Restaurant. The construction was made up of a 4-storey timber frame development with a ground floor steel frame structure for the restaurant.

A key success of the project was that once again we demonstrated our appetite to get involved in a development of this nature. Key highlights included:

  1. A longstanding relationship with the Client, Whitbread, the UK’s largest hotel
    operator.
  2. We have vast experience in this sector, supplying Timber Frame Structures to the Hotel sector for 25 years.
  3. Our experience allowed us to tailor our offer to suit the client’s requirements.
  4. We were involved very early in the process, with a strong emphasis on Design
    Development. 
  5. Site location needed careful consideration – the site is located adjacent to the
    Railway Station and Ferry Terminal. We provided construction programme advice,
    crane location drawings, radiant heat guidance and technical assistance at the time of pricing.
  6. We attended early design team meetings to finalise the timber frame design
    development. We were responsible for completing the timber frame design early to assist with the clearance of the Building Warrant.
  7. Due to the proximity of existing buildings, certain elements of the structure were insulated and clad with non-combustible sheathing as the structure progressed.
  8. The ground floor of the restaurant structure was constructed utilising a steel frame to incorporate the large scale open plan areas. The timber frame was constructed on top of the steel frame.
  9. The acoustic requirements were addressed utilising 18mm cement particle board on the external walls.
  10. The roof was constructed using raised tie trusses to accommodate the room in the roof of the design, along with construction of the individual dormer windows.

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