DOUGLAS STREET

BILLINGHAM

Douglas Street


Our Douglas Street project meticulously combines a hotel and wedding venue with student accommodation. This was an intriguing project that put our design skills to the test.

DOUGLAS STREET

Douglas Street


Our Douglas Street project meticulously combines a hotel and wedding venue with student accommodation. This was an intriguing project that put our design skills to the test.

Our Douglas Street project meticulously combines a hotel and wedding venue with student accommodation. This was an intriguing project that put our design skills to the test. The challenge was to design the building in a way that combined a hotel with student living quarters, without merging the two demographics and making them feel out of place.

Since this is a wedding venue we wanted to give it a real “wow factor”. One of the main goals was to create an aesthetic appeal that was going to entice its viewers to use the venue for their big day. To create this appeal we added white rendered stone cladding to the building’s exterior. A building’s exterior is the first thing that people see so we wanted it to give an impression of high-end luxury.

The ground floor will contain two bars. One standard bar and a separate cocktail bar with a raised VIP area. A water feature will run around the outside of the VIP zone to give it that extra feel of extravagance. We have gone for a deep, forest green colour throughout the whole of the property. This is to give it a feeling of warmth and colour without compromising the high-end feel that we are aiming for.

The second goal was to make the student accommodation as inviting and glamorous as the rest of the property. To do this we included Juliet balconies in each room and a communal balcony at the end of each floor. We have also included gaming and communal rooms into our designs to give students the social aspect that they desire.

The property has four floors which each contain 13 one-bedroom apartments. One half of each floor will host students while the other half will offer comfortable quarters for the wedding guests. The rooms for the wedding guests will include a Juliette balcony and a communal balcony just like the ones in place for the students.

We were sympathetic to the needs of the two demographics and understood the contrast that would be needed between the two designs. This is why we added two bespoke entrances to the property, one for the students and one for the wedding guests. This will stop the two demographics from crossing over and feeling like they could be intruding on the other party.

The estimated value of the end project is 5 million pounds. If you are looking for a design of similar grandiose then we welcome you to contact us for further information. You can browse our other commercial designs by clicking here.

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