The new luxury hotel in Leeds city centre we’ve been working on received planning permission in spring 2021. Situated in Sovereign Square, the 13-storey hotel with 321 bedrooms and a ground floor bar and restaurant will be run by Hyatt.
Working for developer Marrico Asset Management and contractor GMI, our job is to ensure the building is protected from noise from the adjacent railway, meets Hyatt’s acoustic standards internally, and meets Leeds City Council’s requirements for noise from building services plant.
As Sovereign Square is adjacent to Leeds train station, we have paid careful attention to the façade design, which is a key acoustic consideration due to the proximity of the building to the railway lines. We’ve also worked on a very important factor for hotels and their guests – the sound insulation of internal floors and partitions to control noise transfer between guest rooms and the hotel facilities.
After a hiatus in the project due to Covid, we are currently working on the Stage 4 design with plans to start on site later in 2022.
Sovereign Square has needed some TLC for a couple of decades, so it’s brilliant for us to be part of this exciting regeneration plan, which will finally give the site the attention it needs to fulfil its potential.