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 - 26 June 2020

Construction on the new Premier Inn on the Esplanade has restarted following the lockdown pause, with Main Contractor Carter Lauren opening the gates in early June.

We have put in place new ways of working to ensure the safety of the public and workforce, reducing any risks associated with Covid-19.  Although some processes are taking longer than before, the work is beginning to gather pace with internal fitting out of hotel bedrooms and the restaurant now well progressed.

Externally too the building is looking very good beneath its veil of scaffolding which will start to be removed during w/c 6 July.

If all goes according to plan during the final stages of the project, Whitbread looks forward to opening the doors to guests in the autumn.

Current timetable:

  • The current programme (which is always subject to review) targets completion of the new hotel and restaurant by autumn 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