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John Sisk wins £14.5m Holiday Inn job

John Sisk & Son has won a £14.5 million contract from Meridian Leisure Hotels to build a Holiday Inn hotel in Reading.

The eight floor development comprises 174 rooms over six floors and will be located near the M4 Junction 10.

The new hotel will comprise a pre-cast concrete frame and the design will incorporate timber feature recesses.

Inside, a conference facility capable of holding a total of 450 delegates in seven rooms will be available.

These rooms include partitioned walls that can be removed to form four larger rooms, the largest with a maximum occupancy of 180.

The hotel also features a restaurant and leisure facilities with a guest swimming pool.

Work is due to start anytime and Sisk will remain on site for a total of 55 weeks, up to the completion date in May 2010.

Sisk regional construction director Grant Millar said: “Building and renovating hotels is one of our core competencies, so it is great to work with a company of Meridian Leisure’s operational excellence who are a leader in the hotelier industry. We look forward to handing over a great hotel on schedule.”

Meridian Leisure Hotels group managing director Moez Janmohamed added: “It was based on Sisk’s attention to detail, experience and knowledge of this sector that made it the first choice.”

Meanwhile Sisk has appointed Chris Dyer as a board director in charge of the Midlands and North-west regional divisions.

Mr Dyer has been with Sisk for 15 years and as a construction industry professional for 20 years having began his career at Costain.