The Cadogan Hotel
Built in 1887 in the Queen Anne style, the Sloane Street property was once home to British-American socialite Lillie Langtry and was also the location for the arrest of playwright Oscar Wilde in 1895.
After a four-year, £39 million renovation, the Belmond Cadogan reopened its doors.
Burgess were delighted to have been able to assist Beck Interiors in the delivery of this super luxury hotel between Knightsbridge and Chelsea.
The Cadogan Hotel sits centrally on Sloane Street, at number 73 – 75. A grand Victorian red-brick building, it reopened after a multi-million redevelopment and restoration to create a stunning 5* hotel and restaurant – managed by Belmond – while retaining its significant character and charm.
The team preserved the period details throughout the property and used them for inspiration. “The hotel’s residential entrance at 21 Pont Street, previously the front door to Lillie Langtry’s townhouse, features the original floral mosaic floor design and 130 year-old wooden panelling,” says Klaus Kabelitz, general manager at Belmond Cadogan. “The designers were so taken with Lillie’s floral motif that it was copied throughout the bar and dining room.”
54 rooms including 22 suites with working fireplaces, in-room libraries, freestanding baths with champagne and book holders
Sectional completion and occupation
Soft landings and training with the hotel facilities team
Modern communications and technology behind a classic facade
Gym and spa facilities
Commercial kitchens, fine dining restaurants.
Concierge and integrated room booking systems
54 rooms / 22 suite guest bedrooms
Iconic Luxury Hotel
Project Challenges and Characteristics
Burgess were appointed as the overall project commissioning managers for the project which included the validation of all MEPH system commissioning.
The hotel had a wide variety of different layout and styled guest rooms which meant that each room and suite needed to be treated individually when planning and completing the commissioning process, our involvement in the review of the services designer’s information at an early stage facilitated in the overall successful commissioning and handover of the project.
Our staged approach to design reviews, site inspections in the construction phase and throughout the commissioning process meant that any issues were picked up at the correct stage of the project, this was important as the architect’s design intent was for a high-end finish with limited access to MEPH systems, this meant that many systems had only ‘destructive access’ enforcing the need for planned sectional testing and commissioning of MEPH systems.
The hotel was completed in two phases with early occupation of the hotel in the first phased handover. Where A single fire alarm system protects the entire hotel a number of cause-and-effect tests had to be conducted to assimilate each completed section into the hotel building as a whole and final commissioning of hotel common MEPH systems successfully planned and integrated with minimal disruption for the hotel business or guests.
Additional challenges included
· Early handover of the hotel floors up to level 4.
· Completion and handover of levels 5 and 6 while the hotel was occupied.
· Sectional black building and integrated system testing during building occupation.
· Final building BBT and IST.