ARORA SOFITEL HOTEL

The 5-star hotel located close to Heathrow's new Terminal 5 comprises seven blocks clad in granite panels and linked by an atrium with full-height glazing, which acts as an internal 'street' and features bars, shops and restaurants. This bright circulation space also acts as a great means of wayfinding in the 600-room hotel and provides clarity of direction for guests and visitors.

The hotel incorporates several additional functions – the vast conference hall is able to hold 1700 people and the banqueting suite 1300 people.

DSSR was appointed to review the infrastructure of the site and set the employer's requirements for Design & Build tender, however was subsequently retained by BAA Lynton to act as the client's advisor to review the D&B contractor's specifications, detail design and standards for the hotel development.


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Location

Heathrow Airport, London

Client

BAA Lynton plc

Architect

Mansur Practice (concept)

EPR Architects (detail)

Contract Value

£180m

Completion

1999