Great Scotland Yard Hotel

Westminster, London
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Key facts & Challenges

  • Sector: Hotel
  • Client: Galliard Homes
  • Architect: EPR Architects
  • Contractor: Galliard Homes
  • Subcontractor: PIB Contractors

Great Scotland Yard is undergoing a major transformation from the former headquarters of the Metropolitan Police to a 92,000 sq ft luxury hotel. The refurbishment is being led by Galliard Homes which is investing £50 million in the restoration of the building.

Preserving the historic features of the Grade-II listed Edwardian structure while ensuring it offers the finest five-star experience for guests is crucial to the project’s success. This has presented challenges for the scheme’s drylining specification, particularly for achieving the high-end acoustic efficiency and interior finishing required for the luxury hotel.

Working closely with Galliard Homes, the drylining contractor PIB Contractors and EPR Architects, Siniat has created a high-performance drylining system for Great Scotland Yard which provides five-star acoustic insulation while respecting the hotel’s historic context and boosting internal space.

Installation Phase

Space at the new hotel is constrained by its central London site and a mansard roof design, intended to complement the building’s historic surroundings. Making the most of its internal floor space is therefore vital.

Installation Image Great Scotland Yard Hotel
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RAS was chosen for its space-saving properties. 50mm thinner than standard partition systems, it has helped Galliard to gain one square metre per room.

58 RwdB insulation

RAS combined with double layered dB board and glass mineral wool insulation provided 58 RwdB -6 Ctr airborne sound insulation.

RAS Installation small photo Great Scotland Yard Hotel

“Our team found RAS over one third faster to install than standard systems. It’s a clever solution, giving clients a fire and acoustic warranted system but with maximum space”

Robin Showell, Project ManagerPIB Contractors

Results

Local Impact

“Siniat’s technical team was on hand throughout the project to advise on the more complex parts of the job and develop the drylining details. Without careful treatment, the junctions between the hotel’s old and new walls could have dramatically reduced its overall thermal and acoustic performance so we needed to get them right”

Lesley Lawson, Head of Design Co-ordination
Galliard Homes

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