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Aloft London ExCel

Aloft London ExCel

20. March 2012
Aloft London ExCel

Aloft London ExCel

20. March 2012
Aloft London ExCel

Aloft London ExCel

20. March 2012
Aloft London ExCel

Aloft London ExCel

20. March 2012
Aloft London ExCel

Aloft London ExCel

20. March 2012
Aloft London ExCel

Aloft London ExCel

20. March 2012
Aloft London ExCel

Aloft London ExCel

20. March 2012
Entrance to Aloft London ExCel

Entrance to Aloft London ExCel

20. March 2012
Next to ExCel exhibition centre

Next to ExCel exhibition centre

Image: aloftlondonexcel.com
XYZ bar at Aloft London ExCel

XYZ bar at Aloft London ExCel

Image: aloftlondonexcel.com
Aloft London ExCel

Aloft London ExCel

Image: aloftlondonexcel.com
Aloft London ExCel

Aloft London ExCel

20. March 2012

Aloft London ExCel

Address:
Sandstone Lane, London E16 1EH
Type:
Commercial
Completion:
November 2011
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Description of Aloft London ExCel

Aloft is the only hotel directly connected to the ExCeL International Exhibition and Convention Centre.

The Aloft London ExCeL is a new high quality hotel located on the ExCeL campus in London Docklands which is scheduled to open at the end of 2011, in readiness for the London Olympics. The project is being developed by ExCeL London's parent company, Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company, in partnership with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. Jestico + Whiles's innovative design provides 252 guestrooms, triple height entrance hall, bar, lounge, meeting rooms, fitness suite and a separate bar/restaurant which will spill out on to a new pedestrian piazza. The building is formed of three elements: a central ‘spine' contains bedrooms and vertical circulation and is flanked by two crescents which house further bedrooms and gently curving corridors. The ‘serpentine' form of the building helps to define external spaces and is also driven by a number of restrictions on construction allied to the clients' requirements in terms of guestroom types and mix. The scheme is targeting a BREEAM ‘Excellent' rating. The hotel will be clad in several thousand coloured, textured stainless-steel shingles. The glazed façades will feature a large-scale screen-printed pattern, inspired by the illusion of depth seen in some of Bridget Riley's paintings. The material will reflect the sunshine, adding warmth and liveliness to the building's exterior spaces.

Source: jesticowhiles.com

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McAleer & Rushe’s Conor Feeney was nominated for The Chartered Institute Of Building’s (CIOB) Construction Manager of the Year Awards 2012 for his work on the Aloft Excel, London E16.

His CIOB nomination stated:

Calm and considered, a young and enthusiastic Conor Feeney swiftly won the respect of his peers with the construction of this 252-bedroom hotel.

His smart move of completing the building maintenance unit early enough to figure heavily in the works accelerated the façade installation and reduced costs.

And his development of a pre-opening plan that gave the hotel operator early access allowed the hotel to open just three days after practical completion, to immense client satisfaction.

McAleer & Rushe construction director Martin Magee said:

“This is a fantastic achievement for Conor, to have his considerable talents so publicly recognised. The company is very proud.”

Source: www.mcaleer-rushe.co.uk November 2012

08/11/2012 20:48 by Buildington

New photos!

23/03/2012 15:50 by Buildington

Northern Irish developer and contractor McAleer & Rushe has completed its second UK hotel for Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

The first was the emphatically successful W Hotel at Leicester Square which has become the location of choice for celebrities. There was more glamour on Tuesday with the launch party for The Aloft London Excel, at London’s ExCeL International Exhibition and Convention Centre. It marked the UK debut of the Aloft brand from Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

The stylish Aloft hotel with 252 loft-style guest rooms was built by McAleer & Rushe on a Design and Build (D&B) contract. It boasts “industrial” design elements and features, a self-service food pantry and a “buzzing” bar scene. The architect was Jestico & Whiles.

The hotel follows a “serpentine” plan with a convex central spine flanked by two concave wings. Its exterior has been clad in thousands of highly reflective stainless-steel shingles to create a shimmer type effect and change colour to reflect the surroundings throughout the day.

McAleer & Rushe construction director Martin Magee said:

“One of the most fascinating elements of this project in our role as D&B contractor was to help Starwood and the owner to create a brand identity for the UK market because this is the first Aloft in the UK. Aloft is already present in the US and the Middle East. But the brand had to be interpreted to suit the UK market. We are delighted that the end result from our design team has been so warmly received.”

“The completion of The Aloft now takes the total number of hotel rooms built by McAleer & Rushe to more than 12,000 which is a milestone, that few, if any can match. This latest project is a great show case for McAleer & Rushe’s abilities and enhances our strong track record in the hotel sector.”

The hotel is owned by Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company which owns also Aloft Abu Dhabi which was the first Aloft hotel in the Middle East.

McAleer & Rushe developed and built Starwood’s first W Hotel in the UK which opened in February. In September the Northern Irish company sold the stylish 192-bedroom hotel on Leicester Square to Qatar-based investor Al Faisal Holding Company for just under £200m. Also at the end of September McAleer & Rushe completed a 203-bedroom four storey waterfront Jurys Inn on Gateshead Quayside. It sold the Gateshead hotel the previous September for more than £19m in a forward funding deal with Aviva Investors.

Source: mcaleer-rushe.co.uk

25/11/2011 18:10 by Buildington

The hotel will open its doors on the 31st of October 2011! Watch the new video!

20/10/2011 17:42 by Buildington

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