GMI secures Leeds hotel

GMI Construction has been appointed main contractor for a 14 storey hotel as part of the Sovereign Square development in Leeds.

GMI’s client 331 room hotel is the property management business Marrico, which has submitted a planning application. The contract value was not disclosed.

The new hotel is to be built on the last remaining plot at Sovereign Square. It has been designed by Leeds based architect DLA Design, to be faced in two types of brick, a terracotta red and light beige, with detailing around the recessed double/triple height window bays. The ground floor frontages are behind a colonnade, with recessed detailing around the arch heads and down the columns, with a glazed frontage behind.

GMI divisional managing director Lee Powell said: “Sovereign Square is one of the most sought after destinations within Leeds and an extremely high profile development. GMI are delighted to have been appointed by Marrico to deliver the final phase of this development and bring forward another high quality hotel development”.

“This project serves as the 12th hotel project that GMI has been entrusted to deliver including five in the past three years and is testament to the strength of our credentials in this growing sector”.