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The Ramada Encore, Derby is a new boutique concept that combines simple yet stylish contemporary accommodation with a vibrant and upbeat design.

Designed for the mid-market with the everyday traveller in mind, the guest rooms are bright, spacious and minimalist offering wooden flooring, flat screen TV’s, high speed internet access and market-leading wet-rooms. Central to the hotel is a hub lounge, bar and restaurant and three state of the art meeting rooms.

To complement the stylish internal features it was necessary to provide a vibrant, modern façade that reflected the Clients forward-thinking ethos yet also offered a sustainable, energy efficient solution.

This particular project saw a pre-cast concrete frame dramatically transformed by the installation of a Wetherby Insulated Render System, incorporating varying thicknesses of Expanded Polstyrene Insulation (from 120mm to 240mm), that was directly fixed to the substrate to form features and a change in profile on some elevations. U-value achieved 0.28 W/m²K.

The upper three floors of the hotel were finished using predominately white Wetherby Silicone 1.5mm ‘K’ render however two of the elevations were given striking red decorative rendered panels (colour ref: RAL 3013) which is in itself a signature design feature of the Ramada Encore chain.