Kimpton Fitzroy London


The Principal

Kimpton Fitzroy London is a Grande Dame Grade II red star listed asset of Victorian architecture arranged over 10 levels which includes 334 rooms. This 4 star luxury hotel has undergone a full refurbishment to reinstate its grandeur and place as a leading hotel in London. Extensive improvement has updated the hotel’s high quality food and beverage, banqueting, event suites and guest bedrooms.

Elementa’s work covered a full MEP detailed design service as well as design and technical support for the exterior heritage façade illumination. Key to the project was the understanding of the building and its previous state, and how we would be able to most efficiently bring the building up to modern working standards without unnecessary intervention and cost. Services systems span the whole life of the building and upgrades and replacements have required careful thought, survey and testing. The project required a detailed knowledge of heritage buildings and the opportunities they can afford for modern services distribution i.e. the use of chimneys, coal service routes, vaults, Victorian ventilation principles and routes.

The project had a number of systems nearing the end of their usable life, the key element being the R22 air conditioning system. Elementa have looked carefully at how a lower impact solution with reduced plant space requirement can be integrated while improving both the acoustic and visual impact in the central lightwell.

Now complete, the hotel stands as a leading asset of London’s hospitality industry, bringing new life and grandeur to the already iconic, Russell Square.

 

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