Our proposals for Sandown

Updating on the construction

Premier Inn

Our proposals for Sandown

Sketch image of the Sandown Premier Inn

Constructing the hotel

Building Sandown’s new Premier Inn is a complex construction and engineering challenge.

Our highly-experienced team is working hard to complete the construction safely, speedily and with care to ensure minimal disruption to our neighbours and to everyone who uses The Esplanade.

Carter Lauren are the principal building contractors for the site and are a long-standing construction partner with Whitbread.  They have worked with us to build a wide range of top-quality and successful hotels across the country.  

We will be working closely with Carter Lauren at Sandown to ensure we deliver the hotel in a timely and safe way.

Builder’s Bulletin – what’s happening now and next

LATEST UPDATE - 24 March 2020

In light of government advice regarding social distancing and to protect the health and safety of our workers and neighbours, we have taken the decision to temporarily stop construction work at the Premier Inn on the Esplanade.

We are currently preparing the site so we can close it tomorrow (Wednesday 25 March) at 5pm. We have arranged for security to be in place 24/7 to ensure the site is safe and secure while we are not working.

We will update this page with further information on when construction will resume in due course.

Latest news and upcoming work:

  • Our contractor Carter Lauren has successfully completed construction of the building’s frame and is introducing temporary weatherproofing so that the internal fit-out of the hotel rooms and corridors can commence (beginning on the upper floors).
  • The ground floor remains as the delivery hub and loading area until the fit-out works commence on the ground floor in February.
  • Water and electric services are now in place and we’re beginning to install mechanical and electrical systems on all the upper floors.
  • The crane on site is expected to be removed in March 2020.

Current timetable:

  • The current programme (which is always subject to review) targets completion of the new hotel and restaurant by summer 2020.
  • As we get closer to the building completion date, we’ll set an opening date and Whitbread will also start its recruitment process for roles at the new hotel.  Information on recruitment and links will be added here.


The Site

The Site