LB Hillingdon have approved the Dexter Moren Associates (DMA) designed Skyport Hotel, a new 200 bed hotel for the Bath Road. The 14,000m2 hotel sits within a green belt and nature conservation area and is planned over five levels, and, say the architects, is their most sustainably sesigned to date.
The hotel has a double skin facade which enables passive solar control, reducing overheating in the summer and minimising heat loss in winter. The Hotel also has CHP, ground source heat pumps and Photovoltaic panels. Rain water recycling and extensive landscaping to the hotel gardens will enhance biodiversity .
Dexter Moren, director of DMA states our aspirations were to design a unique hotel that would passively reduce initial energy consumption. This will be augmented with active methods such as ground source heat pumps and solar thermal collectors to create a truly sustainable hotel.
The facade features an intricate pattern of leaves and branches to express the hotels green credentials. Looking out towards the green belt the eastern elevation has large scale terraces and expanses of glazed curtain walling “softening the boundary between the hotel and adjacent environment”.
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