Client: Beaumont Hotel
Architect: Reardon Smith
Duration: 1 week
Opened 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 for various areas within the hotel. The scope also included a Jesmonite/Portland Stone sphere for the Terrace Suite on the roof of the hotel, a real showpiece to the passing public. Being only supplied with one drawing, we therefore had to engage our CAD design team to prepare detailed plans and mock-ups. 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 additional advice and to ensure that the feature decoration was installed to the highest safety standards and quality finish.
The installed Jesmonite sphere is an eye-catching exterior specialist piece that matches the tone of the hotels interior.