The Days Inn Wetherby is a contemporary hotel which is a part of the 35 acre motorway services at Junction 46 of the A1. The hotel is ideally located and benefits from a direct transportation hub into York, Harrogate and Leeds.
The project comprised the design and construction of the 126 bedroom timber framed hotel and associated external works. The internal features included en-suite power shower bathroom pods with granite vanity units conference rooms, a 24 hour reception, lounge and restaurant.
The external façade comprised: reconstituted stonework; Tecu-Zinn copper cladding with a tin surface that starts silvery and weathers to a warm matt grey; angle-seam fascia cladding; shingle-clad soffits; and feature curtain walling.
The Days Inn was situated adjacent to the recently completed motorway service area amenity building, which called for elements of design synergy with the existing building.
Tolent worked with an architect with experience designing the neighbouring buildings at Weatherby Services, who had first hand knowledge of the location and its implication on the design. The result was a three-storey hotel, built in two blocks, with a two-storey glazed atrium in the centre and glazed external staircases at each end, positioned obliquely to the A1 in order to minimise the impact of noise from the road.
We were able to provide significant time and cost savings by adding a third storey and reducing the overall footprint of the building.