Whitbread promotes Fusion to Premier league
Friday, 21 August 2015
A West Midlands building consultancy is toasting its success after being appointed by hospitality giant Whitbread for a two-year major refurbishment of thousands of its hotel bedrooms.
Fusion Building Consultancy will work across the multinational’s portfolio, including the overhaul of 3,083 of bedrooms and bathrooms for 44 Premier Inns and completing numerous building surveys across Whitbread’s Beefeater estate.
The consultancy has been appointed project manager for the hotel programme, which will see contractors working on a number of projects, from redecoration of individual rooms to full refurbishment where rooms are stripped back to the shell and refitted with the latest brand standard.
Fusion will also undertake the building surveyor role for the restaurant surveys.
Fusion director Steven Jelfs said the first 16 projects being run by Rob Bidmead, building surveyor at the Birmingham-based business, as part of a team of consultants, involves refurbishment and redecoration projects at selected Whitbread properties.
He said the company was invited to join an existing team of consultants following its success last year when it undertook detailed survey work at 12 of the group’s Beefeater restaurants. Each of these restaurants was earmarked for major refurbishment.
“It was the first time we had worked with Whitbread and we are delighted that we have now been invited to join its team of consultants. The Beefeater restaurants project was very successful and we are looking forward to playing a greater role in developing the Whitbread property portfolio,” said Steven.
“Hospitality is a growing area for us and one that we are excited to be involved in. To be appointed by such a prestigious name as Whitbread is an important step as we continue to develop our expertise in this particular business sector.”
Jim Francis, Head of Refurbishment at Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants, said: “Whitbread is investing significantly and effectively into growing the Premier Inn estate and keeping it in outstanding condition. Delivering quality, consistency and value to our customers is central to our brand.Partnering with proven experts like Fusion Building Consultancy brings insight, enthusiasm and experience into our team and we’re looking forward to developing our relationship further and ensuring the best results across our estate of more than 700 UK Premier Inn hotels.”
Fusion Building Consultancy is a Birmingham-based independent firm of chartered surveyors working with a large client base on projects in sectors such as industrial & logistics, offices, retail, data centres, and residential. Services include: project management, cost consultancy, contract administration, due diligence reports, health and safety, and dilapidations. For more information visit www.fusionbc.co.uk.