Travelodge today opened its first hotel that was built using modified steel shipping
containers - a construction model that the budget hotel group expects will lead to annual savings of £10m.
The 120-room property, in Uxbridge, Middlesex, has been built from 86 high strength steel containers which were constructed and fitted with the hotel room’s fixture and fittings in Shenzen, China.
On arrival, they were put on a lorry and fitted together like giant Lego blocks on the site, constructing the hotel within 20 days.
Paul Harvey, managing director of international and development at Travelodge, said: "Customers will notice no difference in their room to a traditionally constructed hotel, yet they will benefit from the low prices we charge due to our desire to cut the cost of doing business."
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The first London hotel to be built out of shipping containers has officially opened to the public.