High Commended: The Lanesborough London Hotel, London
Plaster category (Highly commended Commercial Category)
The Lanesborough London Hotel closed its doors in December 2013 to start what would become an 18 month long, renovation and restoration. This was to be no usual updating of a well-used hotel building, more of a back-dating, as the building was stripped back to its shell before being painstakingly restored to the highest of standards in its original Regency Style under the direction of Alberto Pinto, the world renowned interior design studio. Whilst on the surface the building remains pure Regency the works involved the seamless integration of modern technologies to enhance the guest experience.
Areas of walls which were damaged were repaired where necessary using Thistle MultiFinish to blend in with the existing construction. The vast numbers of intricate and fine enrichments were then repaired, replaced or restored to their former glory. Many were very fragile and had to be removed with great care to have casts made utilising Fine Casting Plaster before being re-instated wherever possible and blended in with the new castings, replicated from the moulds created from the original castings.
The majority of these works were carried out to the principal public areas of the hotel by specialist plastering contractor Locker and Riley under a £2m package for the main contractor Beck Interiors Limited. Responsibility for the stunning interior design fell to Alberto Pinto with Reardon Smith fulfilling the role of Project Architect.
Client: The Lanesborough London Hotel