Hotel La Tour, a privately owned British company, has awarded Winvic the contract to develop a luxury four star hotel in the heart of Milton Keynes with views of Campbell Park and beyond.
At a glance
- Project value: £30-£35 million
- Client: Hotel La Tour
- Architect: pHp Architects
- Engineer: Scott White Hookins
- Programme: 115 weeks
- Completion: Targeted 2022
The luxury four-star hotel will comprise of 261 bedrooms, a 12,900 sq ft dedicated, flexible conference floor comprising adaptable meeting spaces and an external terrace, and a fourteenth-floor sky bar and restaurant, which will offer panoramic views over Campbell Park and beyond.
Winvic’s design team and pHp Architects have been working closely on the 15-storey, 50-metre-high concrete and steel framed building in the pre-construction phase, utilising the 3D design capabilities of BIM Level 2. The development is set to achieve:
- A ‘Very Good’ BREEAM rating
- The first building to meet the ‘Exceptional Developments’ policy in the Central Milton Keynes Alliance Plan (CMKAP)
- Designed to maximise the benefits of off-site fabricated bathroom pods and case-goods
Complex details include extensive structural glazing and a panoramic lift, which will provide a unique visual experience of Milton Keynes for people ascending to the 43-metre high top floor. In addition to the hotel’s restaurant and bar, there will be a public access space called – See:MK. The complex will benefit from four large conference rooms of varying sizes that can be converted into a single generous space, which also opens onto a roof terrace; this terrace will be constructed to a high load bearing specification – to enable it to take the weight of a car, for example – so it can be used for events and press launches. Five further private meeting rooms are also located on the conference floor.
While the split-tower form is minimal, Hotel La Tour’s exterior will be an attention-grabbing vision from its location at the highest point of the city; the rainscreen cladding will have a stainless steel, mirror finish and a 30-metre diameter stainless steel circle with a satin finish will dominate the east facing façade. This feature will be illuminated with a bespoke projected LED installation at night to form both a focal point on Midsummer Boulevard and a gateway sign to the city centre.
It is anticipated practical completion will be reached in 2022, following Winvic’s complete fit-out of high-quality furniture to all bedrooms and other facilities.
Fourteenth-floor sky bar / restaurant
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