Andy Thornton external canopies for InterContinental, London Westminster

Andy Thornton external canopies for InterContinental, London Westminster from Andy Thornton Ltd

By: Andy Thornton Ltd  19/12/2012
Keywords: metalwork, Architectural Metalwork, Smoking Shelters

A pair of impressive bespoke canopies, manufactured by Andy Thornton, define the grand entrance to the new, 256-bedroom InterContinental London Westminster Hotel. The opening of the first new hotel in London for the group in 36 years, which is only a short walk from Parliament and within sight of Westminster Abbey, has injected a fresh lease of life into this former government building, following a £150m investment by Shiraz Boghani and family of Supreme Hotels.To complement the stunning architecture of this former government building, with its period townhouse exterior, the hotels interior designers Dexter Moren turned to Andy Thornton Ltd to interpret the specific brief to produce an eye-catching functional structure that provides a focal point for the hotel entrance, whilst complementing the listed facade. They requested elaborate detail in a wrought iron effect, to be finished in matt black, to stand out against the light-coloured masonry of the beautifully restored exterior.The two canopies together measure 14 metres in length with a maximum projection of 1.9 metres. The wildly ornate end gallows brackets feature flat bar scroll detail and beaten embellishments in mild steel. The main framework was constructed in mild steel section and includes bespoke curved laser-cut frieze panels, returning at the ends. The metalwork is finished in high performance polyester powder coat.Each roof comprises six shaped glass panels creating a crimped-effect, using 11.5 mm toughened and laminated clear safety glass. The overall effect is one of timeless elegance, combining period detail with modern materials and manufacturing processes.Working closely with the building contractor Shaca Construction, Andy Thornton fabricated the complete structure in their West Yorkshire workshops before dismantling and transporting to site for installation. Despite challenging restrictions to access, due mainly to the hotel’s central London location, the fixing team was able to install the complete structure bang on schedule. Visit andythornton.com for full details.

Keywords: Architectural Metalwork, bandstands, metalwork, outdoor shelters, Smoking Shelters

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