hub by Premier Inn Clerkenwell gets the Mayoral treatment
Whitbread’s latest hotel development in central London was officially opened by the Mayor and Mayoress of Islington yesterday (Wednesday 29th March).
The new hub by Premier Inn Clerkenwell on Farringdon Road in Clerkenwell brings 180-compact and affordable hotel rooms into the heart of one of London’s most historic and creative districts.
Designed by renowned architect practice Sheppard Robson Architects and constructed above a tunnel serving the Thameslink national railway line, the new hotel opened its doors employing 31 team members.
The new hotel grows Whitbread’s network of hub by Premier Inn hotels to twelve London locations, and fifteen nationwide, with a further four hotels currently on site or in the advanced stages of planning in the capital.
hub by Premier Inn Clerkenwell is the twelfth hub hotel to open in the capital
Speaking at the opening Her Worship the Mayor of Islington, Councillor Marian Spall, said:
“Turning what was previously a car park into this wonderful new hub by Premier Inn hotel was quite a feat of engineering. I was very impressed by the quality of the building Whitbread has created, and it is great that this development will bring new jobs to the borough. The hub opened welcoming 31 members of staff who have been working hard before the doors even opened by volunteering and fundraising for charity. I am sure the hotel will be a huge success and well done to everyone involved.”
The new team at the Clerkenwell hub by Premier Inn gave more than 450 paid hours to supporting local charitable initiatives as part of their induction.
This included painting, decorating and cleaning a Salvation Army ‘lifehouse’ in Kings Cross and running two community breakfasts for patients of the Michael Palin Centre for Stammering located to the rear of the new hotel.
Chris Walton, Project and Programme Manager who led the development for Whitbread, said:
“The hub by Premier Inn Clerkenwell hotel has proved to be one of the most technically challenging projects Whitbread has undertaken. The hotel was constructed in a very accessible and constrained location directly above a tunnel serving the Thameslink national railway line. The development shows Whitbread has the foresight, the skills and the will to take on challenging construction projects to create superb new hotels for our guests in central London and I am very proud of what we have created here. My thanks go to everyone involved in designing, constructing, and delivering the fantastic new building for us.”
Construction of the hub by Premier Inn hotel commenced in autumn 2020 and continued through the Covid pandemic. The hotel welcomed its first guests on 2 March 2023.
Chris Walton, Project and Programme Manager for Whitbread, thanks the development team alongside the Mayor of Islington, Councillor Marian Spall