Ramada Encore Hotel, Leicester
Project: Ramp for Disabled Access
Discipline: Architectural Technology / Planning Application
Programme: The Space Studio / Leicester City Council
This project has now been taken over by The Space Studio, originally being completed under Penson Group. This 1960s concrete framed building has now been transformed into an £8m, contemporary city centre hotel. The hotel offers 115 en-suite bedrooms, all fitted with contemporary furniture, flat-screen TV’s and internet access.
During my work placement with The Space Studio, I was made responsible for designing an entry ramp for the hotel which should comply with UK Building Regulations. This design was to be put forward as a proposal in a meeting with Leicester City Council, in which I attended and kept minutes of meeting.
- Compliance with UK Building Regulations Part M.
- There is an existing canopy on the build which can be used to shield the ramp.
- Black slate is to be used as the finished floor material, as an identified boundary.
- Corduroy hazard warning slabs are to be used for poor sighted people.
- Automatic sliding doors are to be used for a Front Entrance. Those which open outwards may present a hazard.
- 1:12 gradient for commercial use, with a 1500mm x 1500mm central landing as the ramp is to be 7.6m in length.
*original building design render by Penson Group