14-storey Milton Keynes ‘sun hotel’ approved

Aaron Morby 9 months ago
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Plans to bring a luxury 250-bed Hotel La Tour to Milton Keynes have been given the go ahead.

The 14-storey hotel, to be located on Marlborough Gate, will include conference room services, a gym and pool facilities as well as a rooftop restaurant and scenic glass elevator.

Luxury 14-storey hotel will boast a glass elevator to the top restaurant/bar

Designed by pHp Architects, the building will include an eye-catching feature that creates the illusion of the sun on the east side of the hotel off Midsummer Boulevard. The feature will work by surrounding a large circular feature with a mirror cladding system and using external lighting to complete the illusion.

Landmark hotel will create a setting sun feature across a circular inset facade

Mark Stuart, managing director at Hotel La Tour, said: “Hotel La Tour Milton Keynes will fill a much-needed luxury services gap within the area and bring life and connectivity to the Centre:MK area.”

The next stage of design planning has already begun for Couch Perry Wilkes providing the mechanical, engineering and plumbing expertise as well as the BREEAM assessor role.

The design team also includes Gleeds delivering cost and project management, Scott, White and Hookins as structural and civil engineers and Sharps Redmore the acoustics.

Matt Wrate, director at CPW, said that third stage tender design plans were now being drawn up.

Brian McArdle, director at Gleeds, said: “Not only will Hotel La Tour provide luxury hotel accommodation for the city of Milton Keynes but through the construction process will help to drive the local economy and attract further inward investment into the region. We’re looking forward to work starting on site and delivering the scheme over the coming year.”

‘Sun hotel’ by day in Milton Keynes centre

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