Location: Peterborough

Premier Inn Hotel, Bridge Street

Saunders Boston Architects was approached by MPM Properties to act as the architect for this exciting new development for a new hotel on a prominent site close to the River Embankment in Peterborough.

The scheme proposed a 126-bedroom Premier Inn Hotel with associated restaurant/bar/café, parking and hard and soft landscaping on the site of the redundant Police Station.

The scheme had to address several key site constraints including a restriction on the building height to protect views of the Cathedral from the adjacent bridge and the island nature of the site encircled by a gyratory creating the challenge of balancing both the requirements of the hotel brief and sensitive response to the site context.

The external appearance of the building is simple and elegant with the window composition and decorative brick recesses creating the visual interest and variation required to break up the facades. The inverted corner, cantilevering brise soleil and full-height glazing to the ground floor articulate the feature corner of the building creating an attractive site frontage and allowing views from the café and restaurant to the river whilst giving the building a sense of presence.

Key Services carried out by Saunders Boston Architects:

  • Designing a ‘gateway’ building on a prominent site in Peterborough to assist in regenerating the area
  • Pre-Application and Full Planning Application Submission
  • Working closely with Premier Inn, the Clients and the Local Authority


Photography by Richard Fraser Photography