Staybridge Hotel, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
This project consists of a 7-storey 128 bedroom apartment style hotel, and forms the first of this brand in the UK for the Intercontinental Hotels Group. The hotel was opened in spring 2009.
It presented a number of technical challenges including the requirement to build over and protect a buried section of Hadrian's Wall, a 2000 year old Roman Structure and a World Heritage Site. Due to the poor ground conditions and varying topography of the site, the car park is a semi-buried curved structure.
For the main hotel, the presence of Hadrian's Wall and its associated archaeological features complicated the foundation arrangement. A complex piled foundation design was required with an exclusion zone placed around the buried archaeology.
The superstructure consisted of a 6-storey bedroom block which was steel-framed with a transfer deck at first floor level, providing reception, back-office and leisure facilities at ground floor level.