LECS UK, as the expert independent engineering consultants for the lifts on this project, was instructed by PSH consulting and worked with Reardon Smith Architects, leaders in international hotel and resort design, throughout the six-year construction and design period of One Sloane.
Originally crafted in 1889 by architect Edwin Thomas Hall, the historic façade of 1 Sloane Gardens was retained while the interior was completely remodelled, and an additional sixth floor, with its own cupola, added.
The overarching project management of the lifts, from concept design, spatial coordination, technical design, overseeing manufacture and construction through to handover was overseen by LECS UK. (see photographs below)
Lee Dean, director of LECS UK who led on this project, explains that the consultancy for the vertical transport element of One Sloane focused on RIBA Stages 2 to Stage 5. This included the design, manufacture, installation and commission of an exquisite Parisian-chic inspired feature lift (8 passenger lift), a firefighting lift and a sympathetically designed platform lift that seamlessly integrates with the interior design of the building.
Lee Dean, director at LECS UK said: “This was a very unique project that produced the most exceptional design and remarkable finished product.”
The hotel comprises six storeys, 30 bedrooms and suites, a top floor restaurant, lobby, and a downstairs bar. Everything was done to perfection with dozens of artisans and craftspeople collaborating to bring this unique new hotel to life, including the creation of 21 carpet designs, 19 curtain designs and 50 custom made fabrics. 1 Sloane Gardens is worth a visit.