This iconic, heritage listed building at Regent’s Park was first opened in 1936 as the White House luxury apartments. The hotel’s building still preserves its architectural value as a prime example of art decor style in late 1930’s.
Completed in under 3 months, this project required the highest level of communication, management and resources.
Scope of works included:
– Heating, ventilation, mechanical, electrical services
– Complete mechanical services installation
– Demolition and removal of redundant fixtures and fittings
– Revit drawings for the new Arado Restaurant
– Supply and installation of piping system
The level of complexity resided in the tight time frame to adapt the existing installation to the brand new restaurant and meeting spaces.
Phase 1: Technical suitability
Arce Clima was engaged to upgrade the existing reception space due to shortage of height. Both supply of materials and people was done in a very tight schedule.
The installation included ramifications in the air supply duct as well as in the smoke extraction system in the kitchen. Both smoke extraction duct and the piping system were pre installations which had to be done in that moment to afterwards connect them with final connections in phase 2 (restaurant), 3 (kitchen) and 4 (meeting room) and 5 (air supply).
Phase 2: Supply of integral solutions with a bespoke MQ structure
During this phase, we found out the ceiling differed to the one on the drawings. There was a large amount of steel beams which barely reached 2 metres high. That’s why so many elbows were sent to be modified and adapted on site.
With a four people team and a working week, we managed to finish all the duct work and the ceiling ready to be covered.
Fan coil installation was complex also due to unfinished partition walls. We managed to provide a bespoke solution for MQ structures which allowed for assembly and equipment start up.
Phase 3: Kitchen and Meeting Room in a record time
Cooling and extraction fans were installed during this phase. A crane was required to install this equipment due to its huge size. We managed to get the permission by the Council of Westminster in only ten days.
Our quick and efficient operation allowed us to deliver the kitchen area two days before the deadline thanks to the team coordination and cooperation.
Phase 4: Air supply equipment installation at the restaurant
On this phase, the Meeting Room and air supply installation at the restaurant were our milestones. The air supply equipment was quite bulky: 4 metres long, 2 metres high and 1 tone weight.
Again, this operation requires the use of a crane and its pertinent permission. On top of that, the fan had to be disassembled in one day since the restaurant could only shut down one day.
The nature of the premises dictated these particular requirements which showed once again the adaptability required for specific installations in which Arce Climas always provides bespoke solutions.
The project commenced in October 2019 and was completed in late December 2019