Hotel School

Formation Architects secured planning permission for a new 200 bed hotel adjoining the Bournemouth International Conference Centre. (BIC)

The development which includes vocational training facilities for local students will transform a prominent, but overgrown and disused site overlooking the BIC into a high quality hotel, leisure and retail development.

The design responds to the challenging topography of a steeply sloping site to create a tailored landmark building. All ‘serving’ functions of the building are accommodated in the plinth, which is clad in tall and slender terracotta louvres giving it an abstracted mound-like appearance.

The lobby and public areas at entrance level spill out onto a generous terrace offering views of the sea. The facades of the hotel wings above the plinth are clad in seashell white reconstituted stone contrasting with vertical bronze panels.

Planning Permission granted.

Chesham Estates

200 bedrooms