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Travelodge rooms shipped in

Contractors were this week putting the finishing touches to Europe's first hotel to be built from modified shipping containers.

Uxbridge Travelodge in west London is due to be opened in June.

The hotel chain believes that the method will cut 10% from the cost of each build and improve construction speed by 25%.

The Chinese-built modules will be fitted into a steel frame and bolted together.

Once decorated, furnished and the building's exterior is cladded, Travelodge claims the rooms will look and feel no different to the chain's other hotels.

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