£3.2m hotel extension completes

A £3.2m extension at a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel has been completed.

Sheffield-based contractor JF Finnegan, which built the original hotel 25 years ago, has delivered a 36-bedroom extension for building Chesterfield Road in Sheffield.

The extension to the existing hotel, located in a Sheffield suburb close to the Peak District, provides an additional 36 bedrooms split equally across three floors.  Constructed at the far end of the car park near the hotel entrance, it is connected to the existing building at each floor level with access provided via a glazed link.

The works have increased the bedroom offer to 131 to accommodate guests and complement hotel facilities which include The Piano Bar and Restaurant, lounges, a health club, meeting and conference facilities, a beauty spa and swimming pool.

The former Sheffield Park Hotel reopened under the DoubleTree by Hilton brand in 2011 and is owned and operated by Vine Hotels.

Gary Smith, managing director at JF Finnegan, said: “After constructing the original hotel more than 25 years ago, we were delighted to return to deliver the new extension. The new facilities have further enhanced this popular hotel and we are pleased to have continued our working relationship with Hilton.”

Andrew Rouse, commercial development director at Vine Hotels, added: “Having originally acquired this hotel in 2012 and invested in upgrading the facilities to the Doubletree by Hilton brand standards we are delighted to be investing in the expansion and growth of this popular local hotel. We have been happy to build on our successful working relationship with JF Finnegan who have now completed another excellent job.”

Franklin Ellis were the architects on the project, with Ridge Property & Construction Consultants as engineers.