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 - 5 June 2020

Whitbread will be re-starting construction work on the new Premier Inn on the Esplanade next week (w/c 8 June).

Construction was temporarily halted on Wednesday 25 March following the introduction of the nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus.  The site has been monitored by 24/7 security since then.

Over recent weeks, Whitbread’s development team has been working with Carter Lauren, the principal building contractor for the development, to put in place strict new on-site controls and working practices to ensure social distancing and protect site workers and members of the public.

These new measures, which are in line with the latest guidance from the Construction Leadership Council and Public Health England, are now in place for the team to resume work next week.

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