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Jones Lang LaSalle Project & Development Services team aid the building of Eastbourne Youth Hostel

London, 3rd March 2009 – YHA Eastbourne was completely destroyed following a fire. Jones Lang LaSalle’s P&DS (Project & Development) team was engaged by YHA (the Youth Hostels Association) to represent their interests in negotiating a satisfactory insurance claim with the insurer’s loss adjusters. Jones Lang LaSalle’s role was then extended to carry out the project management, cost management and CDM co-ordination for the rebuilding.

YHA’s brief was to build and equip a new contemporary hostel facility on the original site, to be majority financed by the insurance settlement.
A key component to the overall success of the project was to ensure that as designs developed they were de-risked and adhered to the tight budgetary limits set.

Currently under construction, the design includes a timber frame base structure from a sustainable source, a ‘Green’ sedum roof and a number of locally sourced materials including chestnut external wall cladding grown within 10 miles of the site.