A Grade II listed former car showroom in Birmingham has been brought back to life and reopened to the public, after being converted into an easyHotel.
Over the past year, repair and restoration work has been carried out to the building’s external envelope and new, historically appropriate, windows have been installed to restore its original character.
Level changes from the front to the back of the site were utilised to provide street level refuse storage to allow the building to fulfil its new function as a busy commercial hotel.
Internally, the building’s upper three floors have been converted in 86-bed accommodation.
One of the building’s stair cores has been removed to provide accessible accommodation on all floors and the rear portion of the first floor has been raised to ensure level access throughout the hotel.
High level roof lights were also introduced to bring daylight into the third floors rooms, and paired roof lights were added to the existing mansard, corresponding with the window arrangements below.
The hotel’s interior design follows easyHotel brand guidelines which were developed by Buttress and are currently being rolled out across all new hotels within the group.
easyHotel Birmingham is the first of three easyHotel projects completed by the practice, with Manchester and Ipswich following later in the year.