The Harbour Hotel is an 85 bedroom luxury hotel and spa experience built on the waterfront of Ocean Village, Southampton, as a maritime escape from the city.
Drawing on past experience of working to tight constraints along the Marina, we were able to ensure the form of the building remained true to its nautical setting throughout technical design stages.
Internally, residential duplex units fully embrace the marine setting by having dual aspect, allowing views from bedrooms and living rooms alike. This extends to the restaurant and bar spaces which contribute to the fully immersive experience of almost being amidst the open sea.
The cascading levels add to the experience by providing generous terraces at each floor.
The building’s concrete frame structure uses its position on the Jetty as a launching pad to support a programme of conference facilities, restaurant and rooftop bar boasting panoramic views of the harbour.
Our technical knowledge ensured services were concealed seamlessly to provide a sculptural foyer space, creating an exciting and dynamic entrance.
“A great deal of work went into the planning and design of the building with HGP coordinating a variety of input from designers and operators well in advance of the program.
The end product that has exceeded all reasonable expectations held at the start of the project. Finishing on time and on budget the hotel immediately became a landmark and something the local community are proud of.
The Harbour Hotel operations team took the handover of the building and opened with a bang, smashing the price ceilings for Southampton in all areas.
Within three months they had been awarded five-stars by the AA for the hotel product – we understand that this may have been the fastest award of this kind outside of London.”
Stuart Bateman, Commercial Director, Nicolas James Group
LABC Building Excellence Awards 2018 – Finalist, Best High Volume New Housing Development (South East Region)
LABC Building Excellence Awards 2018 – Finalist, Best Large Commercial Project (South East Region)
RICS Regional Awards 2018 – Shortlisted, Commercial Project of the Year (South East Region)
RICS Regional Awards 2018 – Shortlisted, Tourism & Leisure Project of the Year (South East Region)
Constructing Excellence Awards 2018 – Finalist, Building Project of the Year – over £10 million (London and South East Region)
Internally, residential duplex units fully embrace the marine setting by having dual aspect, allowing views from bedrooms and living rooms alike.
This extends to the restaurant and bar spaces, which contribute to the fully immersive experience of being out in the open sea.