Modular hotel project completed in Hershey, PA
A newly built 81-bedroom LA Quinta Inn & Suites in Hershey, Pennsylvania gives an insight into the growing trend toward factory built system-designed construction for larger public buildings. The technique has been more commonly used for residential homes. Signature Building Systems is a leading manufacturer of custom designed, pre-site built homes: the building modules were manufactured in the company’s industry-leading modular home manufacturing facility.
In addition to its 81 guest rooms, the La Quinta Inn & Suites Harrisburg-Hershey Hotel features a welcoming, modern design, heated indoor swimming pool, hot tub, state-of-the-art fitness center, dining area and flexible meeting facilities on three floors. Thanks to the modular construction method employed by Signature Building Systems, the hotel was constructed with minimal waste and the highest quality materials available.
“We were able to create this highly customized, top-quality hotel thanks to our large, specialized, skilled workforce and state-of-the-art manufacturing facility,” said Justin DePhillips, Director of Sales & Marketing at Signature Building Systems. “The facility enables us to keep material quality high and waste low, delivering excellent value in projects of any scale.”
The hotel is located near the Hershey Foods headquarters and Hershey Park, as well as the Pennsylvania State Capitol, Harrisburg International Airport, Historic Gettysburg, and several colleges and universities.
Winvic tops out first hotel project in Milton Keynes
A roof covering programme is now underway which will be followed by floor and ceiling curtain walling, and extensive glazing on the 13th floor, which will contain a sky bar, restaurant and public exhibition space.
Work on envelope and cladding will continue with the 30m high, LED-lit satin finish stainless steel circle on the eastern façade completing the external design. The ‘sun’ design will be visible up the city’s Midsomer Boulevard, which was created to align with the sun on the longest day of the year.
Winvic is currently fitting-out the 261 bedrooms, which has included the sailing and positioning of off-site fabricated bathroom pods. Fit-out of other facilities within the hotel will also continue, such as the 12,000 sq ft flexible conference floor that comprises adaptable meeting spaces and an external terrace that has been designed to be high load bearing. The project is expected to be handed over in July 2022.
Mark Jones, Winvic’s Head of Multi-room, said: “We started on site just two weeks after the first 2020 lockdown was announced and despite the unprecedented challenges, our team have hit milestone after milestone on, or ahead, of schedule. I’d like to say a huge thank you to them. Reaching the highest point of any multi-room project is always worth celebrating, but this is a bit more special as it’s Winvic’s first hotel," he said.
Winvic recently lifted eight railway bridge beams into place over the A5, 2km north of M1 J18. It is one of three bridges that Winvic is constructing for Prologis at DIRFT III in Northamptonshire, as part of a £29 million contract to deliver a new Intermodal Rail Freight Terminal.