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The Igloo and Igloo Hybrid Hostels

  • client
  • Igloo Hostels
  • contract value
  • £250,000
  • date
  • 2015
  • sector
  • Residential, Hostel
  • location
  • Nottingham
  • contact
  • Steve Rayner

In 2014 RDA were asked by Igloo Hostels to assist with a proposal to convert an existing Solicitors’ offices into a unique, Boutique Hostel known as The Igloo Hybrid,the intention being to bring life back to what were tired and outdated offices.

Igloo Hostels currently run a number of similar facilities in Nottingham catering for backpackers, tourists and other visitors to Nottingham that are looking for a creative alternative to a hotel. This popular business (ranked #1 on Trip Advisor for speciality lodging in Nottingham) was at capacity and in need of additional space. ‘The Igloo Hybrid’ approach is very different to the traditional idea of a hostel and is one that produces inviting and high-quality accommodation that maximises occupancy, without compromising the feel and the character of the space. This is a design philosophy that carries through into the whole facility, creating something that we believe benefits the city greatly.

The proposal included not only refitting the internal spaces but also the placing of an Airstream caravan on the flat roof!