Premier Inn and Table Table Restaurant, Oswald Cross, Oswestry, Shropshire

Roompod innovation cuts shortens build time

Whitbread PLC is the UK’s largest hotel and restaurant company operating market-leading businesses in the budget hotels and restaurant sectors. Its brands include Premier Inn, Beefeater, Table Table, Brewers Fayre, Tayburns and Costa Coffee. When Whitbread required a new 59-bedroom Premier Inn and Table Table Restaurant/Pub built as part of the new ‘Oswestry Gateway’, they called Elements-Europe Ltd who worked in conjunction with group companies J.Ross Developments and J.R. Pickstock Ltd to build the development.


Elements-Europe used Roompod, a fully integrated and structurally load-bearing volumetric modular solution, to cut the development programme by one third. The Roompod solution is used for low to medium rise applications up to 6 storys high. It is a radical product concept, pushing the boundaries of pod technology for the hotel, student and care home accommodation sectors.

Work began on this £4.75 million development in summer 2008 and use of the modular technology ensured the scheme was ready for opening in April, 2009. The hotel opened alongside a Table Table family pub and restaurant creating more than 60 new jobs.

Elements Europe represents a ground-breaking approach to the development and delivery of off-site construction solutions, by providing the most comprehensive modular pod technology available anywhere in the UK. As well as design and manufacture, Elements provides a complete delivery, installation and commissioning service to support the entire build process.