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MILLENIUM GLOUCESTER HOTEL

Kensington, London

FAÇADE ENHANCEMENT

External makeover of 600 bed, eight story hotel with lightweight profile cladding panels, upgraded windows, curved glass canopies, street scape design of railings, columns, bollards, lighting, and introduction of new entrances. The practice obtained planning permission of the original scheme and took the project to handover and feedback with further refining works to the interior, in the ensuing 6 years thereafter.

Design team leader and project co-ordinator.

Full architectural design and project management services.

Hotel kept operational throughout the works.

All RIBA Work Stages.

£3.5M in 2001.


NEW DRIVE COURT

The drive court was completely rebuilt with illuminated coffers and columns, and a dedicated lift entrance to the new conservatory function space built directly above.

Full architectural design and project management services.

Hotel kept operational throughout the works.

All RIBA Work Stages.


NEW CONSERVATORY

The 1000 sqm internal hotel courtyard was transformed to the new drive court with a new-build 500m² conservatory over promenade terraces.

A direct link created on this level with the adjacent Bailey's (sister) Hotel allowed access to this new facility for both hotels. An intermediate floor was created for mechanical services.

A new winter garden lounge bar & restaurant function facility was created with a service kitchen. A direct lift access from the drive court enabled this new function space to cater to large weddings and tours / ocean liner guests. Motorised blinds, specialist lighting design and ID from California.

Full architectural design and project management services working directly with the hotel’s in–house contracts management team.

A site office was set up during the entire works of 18 months.

All RIBA Work Stages.

£5.5M in 2003.