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Steel creating Leicester’s Hotel Brooklyn

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Approximately 750t of structural steelwork is being used to construct an hotel, which on completion will be linked to the adjacent Leicester Tigers Rugby Union Club’s stadium.

The £22M project, which is being developed by Marshall CDP, with its construction arm – Marshall Construction – acting as main contractor, is located on a 1.7-acre plot previously occupied by the Granby Halls live music and entertainment complex.

Known as the Hotel Brooklyn, the five-storey building will have 191 guest rooms located on the upper four floors, while the ground level is predominantly taken up by a car park and retail units.

The first floor of the hotel will also boast 3,300m2 of reception, lounge and dining areas, as well as a business centre and lobby areas. The first floor will be directly connected to the rugby ground’s Holland & Barrett stand via a 28m-long curved pedestrian bridge.

The hotel structure is wedge-shaped, which aligns with the shape of the plot. From the tip of the V-shape, two wings of the structure splay outwards, creating the widest part of the hotel directly opposite the rugby ground. Above the ground floor car park much of the area between the two wings is taken up by a large, covered atrium.

The hotel is due to complete during the summer of 2022, and Caunton Engineering is the project’s steelwork contractor.

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