One of the many iconic properties within their portfolio, the Hilton Hyde Park is a wonderful example of London’s architectural heritage, with enviable views directly across the park itself. With leaks causing damage to the main dome, a solution was needed to repair, re-coat and ensure the structure was sound.
As part of our developing relationship with the Hilton brand, having worked with them across a range of requirements from façade and roof condition surveys, specialist leak detection and repair through to full façade and roof restoration projects across the UK, we were initially asked to review a survey that had been provided by others and undertake the works required to the dome, which had been leaking for some time.
The dome and the rooms within the hotel provide some of the best views across the city, so it was important that the leaks that had been identified were fixed so that once again this space could be utilised.
Working with this ideal in mind, we were able to provide the client with a safe and successful approach that ensured all elements of the project were aligned with their specific needs, essentially repairing and re-coating the most difficult to access areas of the hotel, providing them with a long-term, minimal maintenance solution.
With leaks having been a constant thorn in the hotel’s side affecting the main suite within the dome, a leak detection survey had been undertaken to identify the issues that were leading to the water ingress. Amongst these issues were cracked lead work, defects to the masonry including missing pointing and delaminated block work, rotten timber within the window frames, but chiefly the cracking and failure of the current coating system.