New Marlborough Yard Premier Inn


Project Name: Premier Inn – New Marlborough Yard

Project Time: 2020 (4 months)

Project Value: £175,000

Project Type: Commercial - Hard Landscaping

Project Size: XXXXX sq.ft. (xxxxxx sq. m.)

Main Contractor: Gilbert Ash

Landscape Architect: Phil Allen of Andy Sturgeon Design

Location: London (SE1), UK

Nestling between Waterloo Station and Tate Modern, the new Premier Inn features two separate blocks of accommodation connected via an elegant lightweight glazed bridge link. A re-instatement of the lost Marlborough Street, a public route leads through to a verdant pocket park and New Marlborough Yard, designed in the spirit of other ‘discoverable’ courtyard spaces such as Ham Yard, St Christopher’s Place and Shepherd Market.

Despite Covid measures, the project was completed on time and on budget

Acre Landscapes successfully tendered the soft landscaping package, including the supply and install of large semi-mature trees, taxus hedging and large specimen shrubs, selected to create an ‘instant impact’.

Site logistics proved challenging, requiring the use of a hi-ab, hooker and pump truck to manoeuvre the large trees into position due to restricted access.

Despite issues due to additional Covid measures the project was completed on time and on budget.