AED provided structural design, optimisation and detailing for this development of thirteen garden lodges for an existing hotel. The building modules were constructed off-site by a volumetric method, then transported to site and installed during a very tight site operations window onto pre-prepared foundations.
Quickly becoming the place to stay in Inverness, the Garden Lodges have extremely high occupancy rates and are often block-booked for weddings or other group events. With manufacture and site works able to take place concurrently the hotel was able to realise the letting potential much quicker than with a traditional on-site build and disruption was minimal; in fact, weddings continued to be celebrated in the garden throughout the project!
Watch a video clip of the installation process.