New Hotel and Aparthotel set for University of Cambridge’s development of Eddington

We are currently undertaking independent inspections on a 18,814 sqm development in Eddington, Cambridge, on behalf of client Gardiner & Theobald.

The lot was acquired by pioneering hospitality group, edyn, and will become the eleventh location for the group’s boutique aparthotel brand, Locke, continuing its rapid European expansion since its first opening, Leman Locke, in London in 2016. Furthermore, edyn has entered into an agreement to develop and operate a 150-room Hyatt Centric Hotel, the first of its kind in the UK.

The site is part of the first phase of the University of Cambridge’s development of Eddington, which will serve as a focal point for the new community. The project, designed by Sterling Prize-winning architects dRMM, will comprise a 180-key Locke aparthotel, with studio to one and two bedroom apartments; a 150-key Hyatt Central hotel; along with a basement car park for 65 bays (with an additional 10 at grade); and a central landscaped courtyard. The building will also feature a restaurant, cocktail bar, coffee shop, retail space, co-working facilities, meeting rooms and event space.

“We are delighted that our long-standing client Gardiner & Theobald have appointed us to provide Quality Site Inspections for this exciting development which brings two new growing brands to the UK. We are pleased to be overseeing the quality aspects to check for defects and deficiencies that may compromise the quality outcome.”

Operations Manager, Jonathan King

We provide Quality Site Inspections to construction projects throughout the UK, and across all sectors. Our Clerks of Works undertake inspections on UK developments to champion quality to identify defects and deficiencies that otherwise might impact on construction and future maintenance budgets.

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