We have now finalised the exterior styling and interior layout for the design of the new "LiveInn Hotel" building. Although the general style of the design has remained largely unchanged from the initial concept I prepared, the building has grown in size, from six storeys to eight stories. The ground floor will be for parking and the mechanical room. Second floor will house the reception, coffee shop, gym and conference facilities. There will then be 5 floors of accommodation, each consisting of 14 standard rooms and two suites, 80 rooms in total. On the top floor there will be a large restaurant and some hotel services areas.
Having finalised the architectural design, our engineers are now progressing with the structural engineering of the building. With the client, we are now turning our attention to the detailed interior design work. We are hoping to have the interior design complete by mid August, which will then allow us to move on to detailed electrical and plumbing engineering and other hotel services.
We are aiming for an initial draft drawing set ready for review in September.
We have completed our initial concept for the exterior of the hotel and will now work with the client to refine our design. We have already begun this process of refinement and whilst the main accommodation section of the building is likely to remain much as it is shown, the smaller block that houses the reception, restaurant and conference rooms and so on, is likely to evolve considerably as we move towards a final design. At the moment, I am working on redesigning the main entrance, in particular.
As for the interior, the actual layout of the floors of the main accommodation block is more or less finalised. Each floor has 14 standard rooms and two suites with lounge, kitchenette, bedroom and bathroom. A total of 80 rooms over 5 floors. However, establishing the layout is the easy part. The next stage will be to carry out all of the engineering work to integrate all of the services into the design and also the physical interior design work.