Bvlgari Hotel, Knightsbridge-London
In the heart of busy Knightsbridge, London, an exciting new luxury hotel by Bvlgari is being constructed by Sir Robert McAlpine. Pacy & Wheatley Acoustics were commissioned to provide a Seamless Acoustic Solution to the 350m2 ceiling area in the swimming pool and spa areas of lower Basement Five.
Swimming pools are notorious for reverberation and echo, but noise, sound insulation and absorption can be solved with acoustic solutions at the time of construction, or applied retrospectively.
A number of acoustic samples were uniquely formed in six different colours for the Italian designers; a light texture finish was chosen. Subsequent to the finish we were to form the ceiling around seven GRP integrated columns, housing feature lighting, public address and sprinkler systems.
Programming the intricate contract on "CS Project"; allocating men and plant to allow sufficient plant and contractors to operate simultaneously. The delayed column installation was overcome successfully with flexible working and very cooperative team work. Water leaks added time to the programme, but delays were minimised due to full and continuous discussions with the clients. Drying of the area was accomplished with air movement fans and dehumidifiers following regular checks of temperature and humidity. The final coat of the ceiling was carried out in a single application to ensure a continuous even texture. Considering the complexity of the contract we were delighted that we achieved zero defects.
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