The Royal York Hotel, Brighton

Client: Youth Hostel Association
Architect: Just H Architects
QS: WHP Quantity Surveying
Engineer: Philip Goacher Associates
M & E: PJR Services
Value: £720,000
Programme: 14 Weeks

This un-occupied building was in general dis-repair and had a leaking roof causing damage through the structure. The project required the repair of the roof and rainwater goods to prevent rainwater penetration, repair of external render and repairs and renewals of the sliding sash windows. Internally structural work included repairs to the existing listed staircase and repairs to areas damaged by a fire.

Internal alterations provided for the formation of a new reception and café bar area, a self-catering kitchen, a laundry and luggage room. Offices accommodation was also provided. The mechanical and electrical

installations were repaired and up-graded throughout the building prior to minor internal repairs and redecoration to the common areas and the bedrooms.