Thermal breaks prove to be vital in Claridge’s redevelopment
Farrat, the global specialist in the design and manufacture of vibration control, thermal isolation and precision levelling solutions, has supplied its products to the redevelopment of the five-star Claridge’s hotel, as featured in the BBC TV documentary series The Mayfair Hotel Megabuild.
Claridge’s, one of London’s most luxurious hotels, which was originally opened in 1812, has completed a seven-year redevelopment project. The works have included 5-storey deep basement with a spa and pool, and a new four-storey roof top extension with 72 suites.
All of the construction work was carried out while the hotel remained open to guests and so noise had to be kept to a minimum. Farrat supported the project team with specialist technical advice, resulting in the design and supply of a series of steelwork isolation pads and acoustic vibration solutions, specifically developed to prevent construction noise travelling through the structure.
The company’s structural thermal break product TBK was also used within the construction of the swimming pool area to thermally separate structural connections, thereby preventing heat loss in the building envelope. Farrat also worked on the new ballroom (pictured), supplying the specialist high-performance acoustic floating floor.
Neil Wilson Senior Project Delivery Manager at Farrat commented. “Claridge’s is an institution within London, so we were delighted with the results from the work put in by our team ensuring the hotel could maintain its high standards through innovative acoustic and vibration isolation design.”