5-star hotel has 5-star energy efficiency

M&E contractor, LJJ

M&E contractor LJJ has completed a £5 million project involving electrical services for Firmdale’s 5-star boutique hotel in London. There are 91 guest rooms and suites, 24 luxury apartments, 13 retail units, a restaurants three bars, a gym, a 176-seat/theatre and a roof garden. An original 1950s bowling alley has been imported from Texas and refurbished to create an authentic retro-bowling experience.

The hotel has a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating and includes a wide-ranging energy-efficiency specification, including CHP plant and solar PV.

A complex element of the project was the fire-alarm system, which was programmed to provide wide-ranging cause-and-effect scenarios to maximise safety and comply with stringent Westminster fire regulations.

LJJ installed and programmed the lighting, with a Philips control system for front of house and external areas. Each guest room has its own lighting control system. The apartments have home-automation systems. Lighting systems in back-of-house areas have PIR controls for energy efficiency.

Related links:
Related articles:



modbs tv logo

Heat pump market represents a colossal opportunity, says BESA

BESA’s head of technical Graeme Fox said the heat pump market represented “an absolutely colossal opportunity” for suitably qualified engineers but warned that the industry would have “to rapidly scale up capacity and needed considerable investment in additional skills to deliver all these hugely ambitious targets”.

Mitsubishi Electric launches modular R32 e-series chiller

Mitsubishi Electric has launched an R32 version of its popular e-series chillers, available in 150kW and 180kW units. 

Calendar