A £4.5 million extension to a Holiday Inn Express in Southwark has been unveiled, which will add 48 bedrooms to the hotel.
Operated by Redefine/BDL Hotels, the renovation work will also include the installation of a 100m² ‘green wall’ on the side of the building.
The UK’s largest hotel management company is implementing several eco-measures, such as a grey water system, solar panels, heat recovery units and a building management system to reduce its impact on the environment.
Steven Foster, divisional director at Redefine|BDL Hotels, said: “It’s fantastic to have incorporated so many innovations into the hotel as part of our extension – from our new rooms to the impressive green wall.
“The investment we have put into the development of the hotel is testament to our commitment to our guests and to the surrounding area. As well as reducing our own energy consumption and operating costs, we hope our eco measures will have an impact on our visitors and locals in the area.”
Southwark Council has bought Courage Yard on Shad Thames, near Tower Bridge, which it will redevelop to generate income for frontline services.