Vetro

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02/11/2021 by Buildington
The 30-storey Premier Inn Westferry and Vetro development by Whitbread and Rockwell has reached the highest point of construction.

The £151m project comprises a 400-bedroom hotel and 68 new homes designed by world-renowned architects, Simpson Haugh. The development includes a restaurant, café, gym facilities and a landscaped pocket park, alongside communal gardens for new residents.

The mixed-use scheme constructed by John Sisk & Son is set for completion in Q3 2022.

Despite initial setbacks caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the construction of the development has continued on schedule whilst being respectful of the UK Government’s guidance and social distancing measures.

Donal Mulryan, Founder of Rockwell said: “This is a pivotal moment for the development and for Rockwell. I am immensely proud of the entire project team who have come together to deliver this outstanding development on time despite difficulties faced through multiple lockdowns.

“As we near completion, our Hospitality Skills Programme will also enable local residents to gain the necessary skills and qualifications required to provide them with the best possible chance of securing employment through opportunities being created at Westferry. Delivering significant employment opportunities is a vital part of the positive legacy the development will leave on the area, especially as we move into post-pandemic economic recovery.”

Louise Woodruff, Property Acquisitions Manager, for Whitbread added: “For my generation skyline views were reserved for boutique and top-end hotels. We’re changing that at Westferry with a 28-storey Premier Inn that will offer our customers panoramic views over London at an affordable price as well as immediate access to one of London’s top business and leisure destinations. The hotel is a landmark development for Whitbread and we’re looking forward to fitting out the building with our latest format rooms and delivering long-term economic benefits to Westferry.”

Premier Inn Westferry with 400 rooms will be the largest Premier Inn hotel in Greater London (excluding airport sites) and will feature 80 of Premier Inn’s enhanced Premier Plus bedrooms.
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