Client: Beaumont Hotel
Architect: Reardon Smith
Duration: 1 week
Opening in September 2014, the 1926 art deco, grade II listed building, was transformed into the Beaumont Hotel. Recapturing the spirit of old-world luxury, it was the first hotel ownership for Corbyn and King – the well known restaurateurs (Wolseley, The Delaunay).
We were approached to produce some specialist plastering – manufacture and installation of a Jesmonite/Portland stone sphere for the roof of the hotel, a real showpiece to the passing public. We were only supplied with one drawing and therefore had to work our magic with the CAD design team. We manufactured the sphere in two halves and fixed it to a precast concrete coping. Due to the weight and risk of working at such high heights we instructed a structural engineer to provide advice.
The Jesmonite Sphere is an iconic exterior specialist plastering piece matching the tone of the hotels interior. We therefore ensured it was solid, safe and of the highest quality finish.