The Intercontinental Hotel on Park Lane in Mayfair is situated in one of the most prestigious addresses in London. It has 447 quality bedrooms and suites, all designed to offer guests the ultimate sense of luxury, comfort and convenience during their stay. On this project, Imtech has provided the complete M&E package to the rooms, including specialty services such as television, audio-visual and internet services.
In the early stages of the contract, speed of setting up the site and carrying out extensive validation surveys of the already installed services was required to allow careful project planning and to ensure timely delivery of the project. Imtech delivered the project in a live environment ensuring minimal disruption to hotel guests.
After delivering the first 100 rooms within five months of starting on site, each floor was progressively handed over to the hotel on a floor by floor basis whilst maintaining services to the upper operational floors. The final guest room was completed within 12 months. During the construction phase, installation peaked at 25 rooms per week with close coordination and planning with John Sisk to ensure each guest room was completed in line with the standards required. The hotel reopened well in advance of the completion of works, generating revenue and maintaining the brand’s presence in this important location.
‘The Intercontinental was a difficult project with exacting standards. This was made even harder for both of us due to the extremely short lead period following the demise of the previous main contractor who had commenced the installations. It is a credit to your team that they were able to establish true requirements so quickly, which ultimately led to the hotel being operational by their target dates.’
Graham Sturge, John Sisk & Sons
Imtech were engaged to undertake the full design and mechanical and electrical building services installation to the construction of a new main stand at the iconic Anfield Stadium in Liverpool. A new £75m development, which once completed added an extra 8,500 seats increasing the overall capacity to 54,000.
From the outset we worked collaboratively with all stakeholders to ensure the design was finalised early and early programme identified. The successful delivery of the project lay in the use of off-site construction and through stakeholder collaboration we identified areas where pre-fabrication could be effectively utilised. During the construction of the new stand the club remained fully operational.
The deadline for the completion, ready for the start of the 2016 / 17 football season, was achieved through working in partnership and maximising the use of off-site manufacture expedited against a set schedule, therefore minimising disruption to players and visitors. Working to the tight timescales of the football season, the team designed highly effective pre-fabricated packages for the primary vertical steel risers incorporating ductwork, pipework and containment. These were installed during the closed season where partial demolition of the existing stand also took place. Services were isolated, modified and re-routed and prepared for integration to existing systems, this took place during the following 2016 closed season.
Imtech carried out the full mechanical, electrical and plumbing installation to this prestigious and unique Grade I listed, 84-bedroom, 5-star hotel, including natural thermal baths. The team overcame many challenges on this project, as the Listing and shape of the building along with differing ceiling heights,detailed planning of the installation was crucial to its success.
Imtech collaborated closely with the client, contractor, stakeholders and all on-site operatives, this ensured full understanding of the requirements, expectations and potential issues that may occur and enabled smooth planning and delivery of the programme.
Geological considerations when planning the drainage were vital to ensure the integrity of the famous Buxton Water, asit is pumped from below the hotel to the nearby bottling plant. The team identified an environmentally and commercially viable solution, ensuring no disruption to the natural flow of the water.
The luxurious Buxton Crescent Hotel and Spa opened in Autumn 2020 to much acclaim both locally and nationally. The project was successfully delivered by our skilled team, working closely with all stakeholders and utilising their previous knowledge and experience of listed buildings and the idiosyncrasies they have.
“Imtech are industry leading when it comes to health & Safety. They have a very open and honest culture and they get the job done! By working collaboratively together we are able to deliver complex projects and we will definitely work with Imtech in the future”
Cary Hadfield, Senior Project manager, Vinci Construction
The new 118-room Hampton by Hilton Hotel, owned by Hamilton Park Racecourse and managed by Interstate Hotels & Resorts, is the latest addition to the growing Hampton by Hilton global portfolio in nearly 30 countries and territories. Imtech was engaged to complete the design and build of the M&E installation at the new venue.
Combining traditional construction methods with modular techniques, meant build time was reduced without sacrificing quality. The development was a modular construction, with each bedroom delivered to site as an individual pre-fabricated structural module. This approach was applied to the first, second and third floors. The ground floor, including six bedrooms, was a traditional build structural frame inclusive of podium deck.
Imtech successfully installed a number of cooling, heating and ventilation systems as well as a hot water plant and CHP plant. The new £10m, 118-room hotel at Hamilton Park Racecourse opened on time and to budget, creating 20 new jobs and generating an extra £5.9m revenue per year for the customer.
“We have a fantastic venue with unique grounds and first-class facilities that we continue to invest heavily in to ensure that we are meeting the constantly evolving expectations of our customers. The addition of the hotel will undoubtedly complement and expand the range of services we are able to offer.”
Vivien Currie, Chief Executive, Hamilton Park Racecourse