|location:||SAS Radisson Hotel, Stansted Airport|
|main contractor:||Skanska UK|
|project scope:||Curtain Walling, Rainscreen Cladding|
Situated next door to the fastest growing airport in the UK, the SAS Radisson Hotel offers travellers an undisturbed night’s sleep coupled with unparalleled convenience.
EAG was tasked with delivering the external envelope of this prestigious four star, 500 bedroom hotel in June 2003.
In order that hotel guests were guaranteed a peaceful night’s rest, a very high level of acoustic performance was vital. This was achieved by using a glass conﬁguration of 9.5 /16/10.5 unit construction incorporating acoustic interlayers and glazed into a Schuco FW50+ curtain walling system, with the non vision areas comprising insulated enamelled spandrels and aluminium rainscreen panels.
To meet with environmental performance criteria, bespoke acoustic trickle ventilators were installed in the atrium. The bold entrance façade and sharp edged design of the building follows the tradition of the Radisson brand.
This £35 million hotel boasts on-site facilities including a health and ﬁtness centre with fully equipped gymnasium, swimming pool, spa, sauna, steam rooms and an aerobics studio. There are also four individually themed restaurants including the Wine Tower Restaurant at the heart of the hotel which features a spectacular, 13 metre high glass tower housing 4000 bottles of wine.
Upon completing the 8000m2 cladding contract, EAG won the coveted Sub Contractor of the Year Award for health and safety presented by Skanska Building UK in September 2004.