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New Premier Inn hotel brings exciting lease of life to historic Doncaster site

Jones Lang LaSalle completes new-build hotel in Doncaster on behalf of Whitbread Group

Leeds, 6th October 2009 - Jones Lang LaSalle’s Project & Development Services (P&DS) team has completed a new-build Premier Inn hotel, located on a historic site in Doncaster, for the Whitbread Group. The project involved overseeing the £11m development and project managing the £1.8m 140-bedroom hotel and restaurant fit-out, over a 20 month construction programme. The new hotel, located on High Fishergate, was completed on time and to budget and was formally opened on 17th September 2009.

The new Premier Inn hotel brings an exciting new use for the town centre site which has a wealth of historical significance. An archaeological dig, undertaken before building works started, unearthed historical remnants from Anglo Saxon, Roman and Medieval period including town walls and ditches, as well as smaller artefacts. The main structural finds have been left undisturbed and retained behind the buildings' structure, so that they will be available for further investigations by future generations.

Keith Richards, director in Jones Lang LaSalle’s P&DS team in Leeds, said: “This was a special project to be involved with and it is very rewarding to have played such a significant part in giving the site a new lease of life.”

He continued: “Not only does the hotel’s design cleverly embrace the historical significance of this site it also incorporates the latest green technology, including sedum roofs, natural copper and terracotta cladding materials and high levels of insulation, to achieve the highest environmental performance.” 

Graham Hedley, Whitbread Project Manager, concluded: “Delivering the project against the most challenging of timescales and cost constraints Jones Lang LaSalle has successfully added a further 140 additional rooms to the Premier Inn estate, soon after delivering a similarly rewarding result at our new site in Hull."