Case Study:

Travelodge, Manchester

Travelodge, Manchester

Conversion of office building to new Travelodge hotel

We were recommended to the client, Orbit Developments, by Travelodge as we had successfully completed work for the hotel chain previously. We received an invitation to tender and subsequently won the contract. The project involved converting an existing office block into a new, 67 bedroom hotel development. The scope of works included:

  • The demolition and removal of all existing interiors
  • The installation of new partition walling
  • New mechanical and electrical services throughout the building
  • Alterations to structural elements
  • Replacement of curtain walling where necessary
  • New floors, walls, ceilings and doors
  • Redecoration throughout.

The fit out needed to be completed to the specification of Travelodge and was finished on time and within budget. One of the challenges was installing bathroom pods in spaces where head room was tight. Our solution was to take part of the side of the building out on each floor to install the bathroom pods that way. The building also needed a bar and café area, new lifts and work to ensure that the rooms met Travelodge acoustic standards to ensure guests have a quiet night.

Scott Bailey, of Bailey Construction, received a letter from Orbit Developments saying: “I would like to formally thank Craig Brocklehurst, yourself and all at Bailey Construction for the courteous, professional and helpful manner in which you have successfully completed the above project. This was a challenge to deliver an exacting specification for Travelodge and we appreciate the assistance provided to another Travelodge project being executed by our in-house contractor.”



Form of Contract:

JCT D&B 2011 with 2015 update Design & Build


Orbit Developments


Nine months

Project Manager:

Craig Brocklehurst

Completion Date:

Sept 2015


Wake Architects




Sale, Manchester

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