Future Management and Construction began the restoration and refurbishment at the Chichester Travelodge Hotel several weeks ago.
You may recall news reports earlier this year of the hotel (situated in the heart of Chichester) having caught fire.
This fire had caused severe damage to the rooms and hallways situated at the rear of the building – the fire had travelled from the ground floor area and spread into the roof space of the building.
An initial inspection was made and a plan for the restoration and refurbishment was put in place, work began ….
Scaffold was erected and a temporary tin roof was fixed over the fire damaged roof areas to prevent further damage and water ingress.
The fire damaged areas were compartmentalised and fully stripped – everything was removed: carpets, furniture, damaged electrical goods, plasterboard, timbers, brickwork , basically anything and everything that was burnt or fire damaged in some way.
Now the building work could commence.
New roof truss timbers were specially made, they have arrived on site and been installed. Badly damaged brickwork has been removed and replace, electrics have been renewed throughout the fire damaged area of the building.
From the road a pitch roof is visible to all sides of the building however; the pitch roof simply surrounds a flat roof area. The hidden flat roof will shortly be replaced. FMC will be using a specialised flat roofing system known as Sarnafil. This is the only single ply flat roofing System available, the materials are specifically designed for roofing purposes. Many other products Such as GRP flat roofing systems and EPDM flat roofing have been adapted for flat roofing applications. Sarnafil have designed and supply every component of their systems.
Whilst work has been steadily progressing we have been sympathetic to the needs of the guests staying at the hotel. We have been working closely with the management to ensure noise has been kept to the absolute minimum for the comfort of the guests during their stay.
The photos below will give you an insight into the damage and the progress that’s being made within the building ……….