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 1500m² installation is built on a subframe constructed from Millboard’s Plas-Pro material and perfectly meets the brief for a durable and glamorous finish. The super-yacht-inspired Harbour Hotel and Spa has quickly become an icon of contemporary architectural design.