26th March 2018

Clear Structures make a grand entrance at London hotel

Clear Structures, award-winning independent glass engineering consultancy, was instrumental in the creation of a visually striking new entrance for the four-star Royal Lancaster London.

The opulent entryway was part of the hotel’s £75m refurbishment and rebrand, marking its 50th anniversary.

As part of the renovation, the façade to this imposing eighteen-storey hotel was completely transformed, perfectly answering the client’s aspiration to add a contemporary edge to the London landmark.

Clear Structures was commissioned to design the eye-catching curtain walling and glazing, as well as the roof light glazing and steelwork.

Working with long-standing client Colorminium, the firm overcame significant challenges, including the complex technical design for the structural glass roof light and fins.

Commenting on the project, Steve Brock, Director at Clear Structures says: “This was a very interesting project to work on. The curtain wall screens include curved glass panels and feature projecting fins in front of the mullions which were formed by the careful design of large aluminium mullion caps. There is also a large 7.5m x 7m rooflight. The support system is in structural steel beams utilising the Schuco Add-on Glazing System and the glass to the rooflight also has enhanced safety features”.

The entrance to the hotel, which enjoys a prominent location on the edge of Hyde Park, was completed for the reopening of the hotel in November 2017.