Miller Knight were appointed to carry out the passive fire protection works at the Telegraph hotel in Coventry.

Main contractor Harrabin Construction (Complex Development Projects Ltd) won the contract to transform the former Coventry Telegraph headquarters into a luxury hotel, ensuring it retained many of the original aspects of the 1950s architecture of the iconic building.

The hotel features a large bar, conservatory restaurant, conference suite, roof top bar and 88 individually designed air-conditioned bedrooms.

The bedrooms include loft style penthouse suites on two levels. This wide range of luxurious, generous-sized bedrooms exude the style and fun of the 1950s and range from large doubles, twins and split-level suites, through to the luxuriously-appointed 72 square-metre Lord Iliffe Suite, complete with its own hot tub and terrace. The suite is named after the family who started and until recently owned the newspaper.

One of the leading figures in the UK hospitality industry says the Telegraph Hotel will attract new visitors to Coventry and boost its economy.


Harrabin Construction

Scope of Works

Passive fire protection works including closing devices to all pipe penetrations and fire rated floors and walls.

Contract Value



Nov 2019 - Oct 2020

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