There are an increasing number of expansive basement additions to the London Construction market. With planning restrictions and conservation guidelines, this design philosophy maximises usable area whilst minimising the impact on the retained structures above and adjacent.
Brogan Group have supported one such endeavour for a Grade I listed,Piccadilly Hotel in London with various Hoist configurations now in place supporting the fit-out of existing and new multi-level basements behind retained 18th Century facades and a new 5-storey extension.
Brogan Hoists Goods Hoists measuring 1.5x 1.3 x1.1m have been carefully selected to fit into the tight lift-shafts created, utilising clash detection with the BIM level 2 standards of the project. The basement Hoists which service from the basement up to the top floor were skated to the lift shaft, before being constructed inside on the lift shaft Scaffold and lowered in on beam hoists.
A Goods/passenger Hoist servicing the courtyard to enable access to the overlooking rooms that will be turned into restaurants, bars (including a cigar bar) and function facilities.
Due to the size of items required for the fit-out, which includes all the essential back of house and servicing; plant room, and kitchen as well as a luxury spa area and treatment room, a temporary floor opening was built into the design. Here a larger 3.6m wide Brogan Goods Hoist operates.
Once complete the Grade 1 listed mansion with an 18th-century frontage retained will have an interior completely rebuilt, to transform it into one of London’s grandest hotels.