To fit with our ever growing and fast-paced lifestyle, Premier Inn are at the forefront with design. Welcome to ZIP by Premier Inn.

Whitbread PLC, Premier Inn’s parent company, recently unveiled their latest concept hotel which  opened in Cardiff in March 2019 . The concept—a simple idea and a simple stay. Rooms are small around 8.5m2, stripped back leaving the essentials to ensure you still get a perfect night’s sleep.

Their flagship ZIP hotel in the Roath district of Cardiff has 138 rooms with everything you expect to make your stay comfortable, air conditioning, 24-inch TV, power shower and USB charging points. These rooms are unique, some feature lightboxes instead of windows and flexible bed formats. The rooms are perfectly pitched at the value-driven business traveller or to those who want a no-frills experience with value at the heart of it

We have worked with Whitbread PLC for over two decades and are delighted to be able to continue our relationship with them on their next generation brand ZIP acting as their Approved Inspector. September 2016 saw us work on their trial room which prequelled work on their flagship hotel in Cardiff, we hope to further develop our relationship with them on other ZIP projects across the UK.

 “As their trusted Approved Inspector, we are delighted to provide Building Regulation compliance advice on their new hotel concept. Since 2017 we have been attending design meetings to discuss Building Regulations and collaborating with their design teams to discuss factors around compliance for this this new concept. We look forward to extending our expertise as the concept continues to grow and more hotels are launched.”

Director, Andrew Bullen

Operating for over 23 years in the construction industry, we are a professional Approved Inspector providing Building Control services for clients across England and Wales. To find out more about our work on other Whitbread projects or about our services, please visit

BRCS (Building Control) Ltd

Amber Court
51 Church Street
S74 8HT

01226 743959