Carter Lauren Construction has been appointed lead contractor for construction of a 100-bedroom Premier Inn hotel at the £150 million Bridgwater Gateway business park in Somerset.
Work will get underway later this month on the three-storey building, located on one of the prime road frontage plots near the entrance to the 100-acre site.
The hotel, in which Premier Inn is investing £8.6 million, will open in summer 2019 and will create 32 year-round jobs.
Phil Wade, Development Manager for Bridgwater Gateway, which is being marketed by Colliers International, said: “The expertise of Carter Lauren Construction will ensure that a 100-bedroom hotel for Premier Inn, the UK’s biggest hotel brand, will be built at Bridgwater Gateway in under a year.
“Their work will also showcase the fast-track delivery of new buildings within 12 months that will be a feature of all development at Bridgwater Gateway.
“Full infrastructure and detailed planning permission are in place, and we can offer industrial design and build opportunities from 10,000 sq ft to 300,000 sq ft, plus office space from 5,000 sq ft to 32,000 sq ft.”
Neil Carter, managing director of Carter Lauren Construction, said: “As a major privately-owned construction company, Carter Lauren Construction has experience of completing a number of significant construction projects around the UK, and we’re looking forward to ensuring fast-track delivery of this 100-bedroom Premier Inn hotel at Bridgwater Gateway.”
Paul Smith, Acquisition Manager for the South West at Whitbread, said: “We are delighted to be working with Carter Lauren Construction on the new Premier Inn at Bridgwater Gateway.
“Bridgwater is a fantastic location and, as well as offering visitors greater choice in the area, the hotel will provide £8.6 million of investment and create 32 new year-round jobs, which will be focused on Somerset and the surrounding area.
“Having worked with Carter Lauren before on numerous projects we are pleased that Bridgwater Gateway have appointed them to deliver the hotel. We look forward to opening our doors to the public by summer next year.”