St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel
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St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel

  • Client / St Pancras Chambers Investments Ltd (part of the Manhattan Loft Corporation)
  • Sector / Commercial, Off-Site
  • Architect / RHWL/Richard Griffiths Architects
  • Main Contractor / Galliford Try
  • Location / St Pancras, London
  • Products / Cladding, Roofing
  • Value / £1.5m
  • Completed / -

The regeneration of London St. Pancras railway station has been completed with the restoration of the Midland Grand Hotel and is subsequent transformation into the 5-star St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel.

Appointed to complete the roof and wall cladding packages, Lakesmere worked closely with supply chain partner Hemsec Installations to create an off-site solution that helped to overcome the many challenges this high-profile project presented. This collaboration led to the creation of Thru-Wall, an innovative new modular structural insulated panels system that proved to be ideally suited for use on a site with such an extremely tight footprint and in particular, on the east elevation of the new hotel that is situated just 300mm from the external wall of the existing St Pancras Station.

Transport to site using a low loader vehicle enabled the vertical stacking of the wall panels at the factory to be replicated during transport, thus avoiding double handling and providing an opportunity for the client to inspect panels prior to installation. The wall panel delivery phasing was linked closely with the planned progress of installation works and enabled the installation of one wall panel every thirty minutes, around six times faster than traditional methods of insulated wall construction. In total, 22 mansard panels combining pre-fitted dorma window structures were craned into position on the western elevation in just 3 days.

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