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Holiday Inn, Bournemouth
Client:
Jayhems Limited
Project:
Holiday Inn, Bournemouth
Contract Duration:
19 weeks

We recently completed the refurbishment of a Holiday Inn in Bournemouth for Jayhems Limited.

This complicated project involved working within a live hotel, resulting in close liaison between our site manager and the hotel manager. Given the hotel comprised of six floors of bedrooms, an open lobby, gym and restaurant, managing the phasing on this project was critical. To ensure that this project was delivered successfully, we at the outset made the decision to break down the refurbishment into six phases to minimise disruption to the guests.

The initial phases of this project involved the complete refurbishment of 108 bedrooms split across six floors. Due to the hotel being operational and after close liaison with the client, it was decided that we would take control of each floor consisting of 18 bedrooms over a three week phase, starting on the sixth floor working our way down to the first floor. After stripping out the bedrooms and bathrooms we commenced with installing a new bathroom sub floor in preparation for the new floor tiling finishes. New carpet, lighting and case goods were installed to the bedrooms, all new decorating finishes were then completed by our own in-house decorating team throughout. As well as this during each phase we removed and replaced the corridor carpet and applied new decorating finishes to the walls.

During the last phase of bedrooms we concurrently undertook the complete refurbishment of the open lobby and restaurant. Working closely with the hotel manager during this phase, we were able to keep selected areas operational to enable breakfast to be served to the hotel guests. In order to do this, before commencing in the removal of the large ceiling bulkheads we installed painted hoardings throughout. We then formed a new bulkhead and completed the spraying of the ceiling. New floor tiles, ‘Amtico’ floor coverings, specialist joinery items, booth seating and a servery unit were then installed. Other works within this phase included; fitting a new illuminated back bar and refurbishing the existing bar and reception front, formation of a soundproof meeting room, private dining room within the existing restaurant area with new full height sliding glass doors.

Whilst on site we were asked to carry out additional refurbishment works which involved forming a new gym from an existing meeting room. Works included stripping out the existing room and completing a full electrical re-wire to suit the gym equipment layout. As well as this, a new ceiling, floor and full height mirrors were added to the gym to give it a high-quality finish.

Working within a live environment is a challenge, but with high levels of communication and close liaison between our project team and the hotel management, we were able to complete this project on time, snag free and to the high standard of quality our client expects.


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