Custom House Premier Inn

Projects - Leisure
Client Barola
Location Cardiff, Wales

A 248 bedroom Premier Inn hotel and associated Bar & Block restaurant within the listed Custom House site; façade to be retained

As part of the design plans, the Grade II Listed Custom House will be sensitively redeveloped to retain its listed façades and period features. The vision for the scheme is premised on a desire to develop a high-quality tower that will complement Cardiff’s ring of tall buildings, while acting as a backdrop to the characterful Custom House building and giving it a renewed visual presence from street level.

Holder Mathias’s design for the Premier Inn Hotel uses a dark aluminium panel cladding system in combination with unique trapezoidal windows to create a geometric, rhythmic pattern across the entire envelope of the building whilst ensuring that the hotel is attractive in its own right and without detracting from its supporting role as a backdrop to the existing Custom House building.