Southampton Harbour Hotel


A new design icon for Southampton Harbour

A bustling port and gateway to the Solent, Southampton Harbour also enjoys an international reputation for hosting the annual Boat Show, and in recent years the Ocean Village development has been adding to the area’s prestige. HGP Architects were engaged to create a five-star hotel for the marina and they came up with a spectacular design: Southampton Harbour Hotel looks like a luxury ocean liner moored on the waterfront, with terraces on multiple levels.
High-end decking was required for all the terraces, and as well as looking good, materials had to be able to withstand the waterside location: non-slip and non-rot properties were vital.

The super-yacht-inspired Harbour Hotel and Spa has quickly become an icon of contemporary architectural design

The solution

High spec, safe and long lasting
Millboard supplied 1500m² of Enhanced Grain Smoked Oak complete with Plas-Pro framework to ensure durability in the seaside environment, with contrasting edging to highlight changes in floor levels.
Avonside Group liaised with Millboard to ensure that materials required for the project were available on schedule.
Millboard also worked directly with Bouygues UK on details relating to the application of Millboard decking on steel-framed fire escape steps.


The outcome

A prestige venue in Ocean Village
The Harbour Hotel and Spa opened in October 2017 and has quickly become the city’s most exciting new destination for dining, bars and receptions.
As well as 91 bedrooms, a luxury spa and stunning contemporary interiors, the hotel offers the award-winning Jetty Restaurant, with outdoor terrace, an events space for 250 guests, and HarBar – a rooftop bar with a viewing terrace overlooking the marina.

Millboard Decking Used