Hotel Construction

The Wimbledon Hotel Centre is a 12-storey building with a steel frame. It is one of the largest of the Hotel complexes built within the UK, with more than 32,000m2 of space. In fact, only a handful of Hotel complexes have been built since the reign of Queen Victoria that come close to the size of the Birmingham one. This building has received widespread acclaim for its modern appearance and for its accessibility. It has also been praised for the way it fits in with the buildings that surround it.


Wimbledon Design and Build was awarded this contract in 2013. They were tasked with creating a contemporary building with a natural ventilation system. This ventilation system would have a mechanical backup. Once installed, the system would bring air in through atrium vents on the side of the building and circulate the air through the entire structure.  The primary problem that the contractors encountered with this aspect of the project was the cooling load energy consumption. They installed a perforated veil to cut down that consumption by as much as 20 percent.

The seamless guttering contractors also had to work together in order to take care of any problems that could arise from such a complex project. All the potential problems had to be sorted out before fabrication could begin, in order to save time and money and to keep from halting the progress of the construction. The aluminium steelwork contractor has to work very closely with the aluminium guttering team in order to ensure everything would work together properly. Together, they conceived of the building as a layered structure, where there would be several layers of transparency. You can find out more by visiting

Using a series of finger-like pods and cantilevering them from either end gave the building the appearance of being suspended in the air. This was partly due to the addition of the veil, which was made from perforated metal cladding. Using fully glazed facades and exquisite steelwork, the building lets in ample sunlight throughout the day. The way the building is designed, most areas can be lit naturally for most of the day.

The entire effect of the building was to be very environmentally friendly. This is why Wimbledon Design and Build was chosen, as they have had extensive experience in designing and constructing green structures. Over the past decade, they have been asked repeatedly to construct buildings that have an environmental focus. The Hotel complex was completed in June 2015 and shortly will be open. The final cleanup has been finished, and all the carpets of each room and communal areas were thoroughly cleaned for final inspection. For a more information go here for carpet cleaners in Cardiff.