Topping out at Bridgwater Gateway Premier Inn

A “topping out” ceremony has been held to mark the completion of the new Premier Inn hotel at the £150 million Bridgwater Gateway business park in Somerset.

The 100-bed hotel is due to open later this year and will create more than 30 jobs. It is located on one of the prime road frontage plots on the 100-acre mixed-use site, which is just off Junction 24 of the M5.

Bridgwater Gateway is the newest business park development on the M5 corridor. The first phase will feature a range of new office and commercial buildings, together with a new 150-bed, four-star hotel with conference facilities, in addition to the Premier Inn.

Phil Wade, Development Manager for Bridgwater Gateway, said: “The topping out ceremony marks the completion of one of the key elements of the scheme.

“This Premier Inn hotel will help to meet the huge demand for rooms in and around Bridgwater which is being created by the construction of Hinkley Point C power station, and the proximity of Bristol Airport.”

Tim Davies, head of the South West office of Colliers International, which is commercial property agent for the scheme, said: “This ceremony is an important landmark in the ongoing development at Bridgwater Gateway and we look forward to continue working with Phil and his team as this transformative scheme takes shape.”

Premier Inn, part of the Whitbread chain, is the UK’s biggest hotel brand and is consistently rated the UK’s Best Value Hotel Chain by YouGov. It has over 750 hotels with 70,000 rooms across the UK and Ireland, offering king-sized beds, en-suite bathrooms, and TVs with Freeview and Wi-Fi.