Inspired are assisting our client at their hotel premises in Torquay, to recover from a debilitating fire event which occurred on Christmas Eve in 2022. A fire event arising in the hotel’s bar preparation space spread throughout its Kitchens, lounge & restaurant, also some of its nearby bedroom spaces, and whilst all hotel guests and staff were evacuated swiftly and without injury, the loss of the hotel’s core commercial function spaces forced an immediate, temporary closure.

Our Building Surveyor & Fire Engineer attended the Headland Hotel premises on Boxing day in 2022 to consider the condition and integrity of the affected spaces, and to commence the process of planning and designing for recovery. Our clients appointed their Principal Contractors at Castle Construction & Developments, following a thorough financial review and negotiation, and Castle’s site team have been working alongside our in house Architects, Surveyors, Project Managers, our clients Interior Designers at Burns Design, Commercial Kitchen installers at GWP Projects, Structural Engineers from Exeter and M&E designers to re-order the premises both recovering from fire and also providing a more efficient commercial layout with functional lounge and restaurant seating designs, along with a complete decorative refurbishment.

Refurbishment works commenced in March 2023 and they are due to complete at the end of June 2023 ready for our clients’ guests to be received on the 01 July 2023 as the Summer 2023 Holiday Season commences.  Technical Design, Project Management, Contract Management and Cost Management services have been provided throughout the project by Inspired, and this included the chairing of fortnightly site meetings, coordination of design and client direct suppliers, work valuations and preparation of recommendations for disbursement. Statutory Compliance matters have utilised the approved inspectorate, all designs have considered Hygiene and operational compliance, and very close liaison has been maintained with insurers along with their appointed loss adjusters and agents.

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