Glass-rich hotel increases number of glazed features

A planned glass-sided hotel in Southamptons Ocean Village Marina has been redesigned to make increased use of glazing in its design, it has been reported.

Online resource explains that the structure, which is intended to be a four star superior hotel, has been redesigned to increase the amount of glass in place on the floors at the bottom of the structure.

The final effect will be that the guest rooms "float" above the ground-floor public space.

Gavin Hall of Savills planning team, which prepared the planning application, states that the new design will "enliven" the space.

"It opens up the ground floors so you can see through them and hold some spectacular events," he adds.

Glazing has also been extended to link the ground-floor space with an external events piazza, allowing events at the hotel to spill outside.

In related news, industry commentator Phil Spencer recently noted in the Times that roof lights can often be used to create lighter living spaces with an increased sense of space.