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TRAVELODGE HOTEL MADE FROM SHIPPING CONTAINERS
Posted By Adrianne Jeffries On August 22, 2008 @ 5:00 am In Architecture,Innovation,Prefab Housing,Recycled Materials | 16 Comments
Travelodge  recently opened a hotel in Uxbridge, England that is constructed entirely from prefabricated shipping containers . The completed design uses eighty-six containers of various sizes that were retrofitted into bedrooms and bolted together onsite. The exterior has been clad and fitted with windows, thus converting the assemblage into a seamless 120-bedroom hotel. Verbus Systems  estimates that the structure’s prefab composition saved the hotel chain more than half a million pounds and at least 10 weeks of construction.
Verbus Systems  claims that the hotel’s modular construction makes its construction 40-60% quicker than traditional building methods, plus it doesn’t require complicated construction processes or specialized labor, which helps to reduce cost. They also quote a 70% reduction in on-site waste. The interiors are indistinguishable from other Travelodge hotels, and after construction, the exterior betrays nothing.
Travelodge plans to follow up with a 307-room version  at Heathrow. They expect to save up to 10 million pounds (18.6 million dollars) a year on hotel development by using this new method.
+ Verbus Systems 
+ Travelodge 
Via worldarchitecturenews.com 
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 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/08/22/travelodge-shipping-container-hotel/
 Travelodge: http://www.travelodge.co.uk/press_releases/press_release.php?id=323
 shipping containers: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/05/23/ross-stevens-new-zealand-container-house/
 Verbus Systems: http://www.verbussystems.com/
 307-room version: http://www.verbussystems.com/projects/project-a.html
 + Verbus Systems: http://www.verbussystems.com/default.htm
 worldarchitecturenews.com: http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com/index.php?fuseaction=wanappln.projectview&upload_id=10217
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