into were appointed as lighting consultants to work alongside HKR on the lighting concept for this 224 bedroom 4* deluxe Millennium Hotel for Marina Developments Limited at Southampton’s prestigious Ocean Village.

On the site of what was formerly a boatyard – Maritime Walk, Princess Alexandra Dock – the proposed landmark development will have a prominent waterside frontage with stunning panoramic views across the marina. The design of the building is conceived as a series of interlocking blocks – on the base, an elongated glass block along the length of the promontory accommodating the public areas along with a more solid metal-clad block for the ballroom, which opens out for expansion into the piazza. The principal 10-storey guestroom block ‘floats’ over a plane of glass above the podium base.

As night falls the hotel becomes even more dramatic, with the triple storey reception space lighting up and transforming into theatre with strong visibility from the landscaped public piazza. Guest accommodation will be a mixture of luxury suites, family guestrooms and club guestrooms. Facilities at the hotel will include: banqueting and conferencing for up to 800; 139 car-parking spaces; destination restaurant and café bar – both with external terraces – together with a dedicated spa floor, as well as an executive and marina berth holders club lounge.

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