Radisson Blu Hotel at East Midlands Airport achieves highest ever BREEAM for a hotel
The £22m Radisson Blu Hotel being built by MAG Developments, the largest British owned air operator, in partnership with the specialist hotel investment firm Azure Property Group and Rezidor Hotel Group, has been awarded one of the highest ever BREEAM marks, the leading and most widely used method to assess a building's environmental performance.
The hotel has been awarded a score of 76.17% - well above the BREEAM Excellent benchmark of 70%. The hotel is also compliant with proposed changes to the current part L Building Regulations, which focus on improving buildings' energy efficiency.
The hotel will utilise a range of low energy technologies to reduce the energy demand of the building; supplemented by an on-site combined heat and power (CHP) engine with a pure plant oil (PPO) tri-generation energy centre; that will export electricity to the national grid outside of normal occupancy hours. This innovative system will deliver an 87% reduction in CO2 and supply up to 90% of the consumed energy from a renewable source.
The Radisson Blu Hotel, East Midlands Airport will benefit from a prime location with excellent visibility – 800m away from the main terminal and along the M1, the country’s busiest motorway. Besides 208 rooms and 8 suites, all offering Radisson signature services such as free high speed internet access, the property will offer a restaurant, bar/lounge, and coffee shop.
The build also incorporates a number of sustainable construction techniques to deliver a BREEAM Excellent facility, including a sustainable surface water drainage system that utilises techniques, such as porous paving in the car park, attenuation tanks and a rainwater harvesting system and interior and exterior motion sensitive lighting to further reduce electricity consumption.