On 25 May 2016 at 12:47pm Ali wrote:
Having dreaded the arrival of the Premier Inn, I'm amazed at how good it looks so far.
On 25 May 2016 at 1:04pm Lenny wrote:
On 25 May 2016 at 4:30pm Resident wrote:
Agree, it will look even worse when the sheeting is removed.
On 25 May 2016 at 5:28pm Delbert wilkins wrote:
I'm back and I'm not a repeat, so turn up the volume and start rapping to the beat!!!!!
On 25 May 2016 at 6:44pm Smiler wrote:
Here it is
On 25 May 2016 at 8:38pm Good Grief wrote:
Looks like a 1950's Council block of flats.
On 25 May 2016 at 8:38pm Old Malling wrote:
That man with his suitcase is going to have a long wait for reception to open
On 25 May 2016 at 9:21pm Celine wrote:
Horrid but better than the magistrate's court.
On 25 May 2016 at 9:39pm Economist wrote:
I am Impressed. I believe they got Axiom Architects to design and it looks very Lewes. I don't know if Axiom are only a "Lewes firm" or a chain (I know I could Google it, but I am not that bothered).
Anyway, I think they nailed it.
...Although, I heard something about the parking lots that was not so good.
Can anyone (with more knowledge) tell me about the parking lot opposite and housing as opposed to parking to the Premier inn?
On 25 May 2016 at 11:05pm Resident wrote:
That is not the Premier Inn in Lewes. Lewes one is much higher with pitch roofs.
On 26 May 2016 at 6:00am landporter wrote:
That's what I was thinking Resident. Spent ages trying to work out where the photo was taken.
On 26 May 2016 at 7:34am Amon Wildes wrote:
No Axiom Architects did not design it although they do design Premier Inns all over the country. They are a large, and successful Architectural Practice in Lewes with offices in London and the West Cointey.
On 26 May 2016 at 8:33am Will Elliott wrote:
That is the Lewes Premier Inn, there is in fact a pitch to the roof but you can't see it that close up, from further back its visible though. The site across the road was unfortunately not originally linked to the hotel development plan and was never intended to be a car park for the Premier Inn. There have now been new plans submitted (by the same developer) to build 9 new homes on this site. They will be discussed by the District council's planning committee soon.
On 26 May 2016 at 9:42am Ali wrote:
It is definitely the Premier Inn - the sign on the front is a bit of a giveaway. The carparks were discussed at the public meetings where we were told Premier Inns policy is not to provide car parks and guests would be expected to use the public carpark. When questions about the little car park were raised, it was clear that this land wasn't up for discussion - there was certainly no mention of houses being built on it.
On 26 May 2016 at 1:09pm ClarifiedButler wrote:
It has to be said (and it has been above) that this is most certainly a huge improvement on the Magistrate's Court. Let's wait to see what it looks like when it is finished though...does anyone know what businesses will be in the commercial units other than this Aqua Italian place?
On 26 May 2016 at 1:12pm Resident2 wrote:
Very in keeping with current buildings in Lewes. Brickwork matches very well with that of Friars walk.
However, I've been looking for jobs at Premier Inn and none are yet to be advertised. Such a large company and development, you'd think they would be snapping at the heels of anyone living in Lewes to offer them a job. Especially as the residents of Lewes looking for hospitality work would be a stones throw from the business.
Has anyone heard anything about any jobs being advertised there?
On 26 May 2016 at 4:25pm Fairmeadow wrote:
Oh dear, what a solecisms. Continuous stretcher brickwork when everything else in the town in this style is Dutch bond!
On 26 May 2016 at 5:15pm Townie wrote:
Just driven past...thought it looked pretty good.
On 27 May 2016 at 4:25am Resident wrote:
The architects must be congratulated, they have taken the theme of the courthouse and translated it into a prison, complete with barred windows.
On 27 May 2016 at 6:28am Aemon Andrews wrote:
Would that be the West Sussex cointey where the tin hut is built? And who painted the roindabout on the road - is that to direct youse back to the Laura Ashley car park.It's a Crackerjack of a building so it is.