The structural framework for an iconic new landmark in Mayfair’s oldest square is taking shape with two companies working firmly in partnership to meet the 2021 completion date.
Barretts of Aspley, a leading specialist in major structural and architectural metalwork is currently undertaking final elements of complex building works at the pioneering new development at 22 Hanover Square, London.
Known as The Residences at Mandarin Oriental Mayfair, London, the project has been designed by internationally recognised architectural firm Roger Stirk Harbour + Partners, with the incorporation of 684 Vierendeel columns manufactured by Barretts of Aspley for the building’s façade.
Working in partnership with long-standing suppliers East Anglian Galvanizing Ltd, part of Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd, every single column — the largest of which measures circa 6.2 x 1.5m — has been hot dip galvanized with molten zinc to provide the steel with long-term protection.
Each piece has then been wet sprayed with the finishing coat and filled with concrete at Barretts of Aspley’s state-of-the-art facility in Bedford.
Oliver King, Head of Commercial at Barretts of Aspley, explained: “We’ve been working on this development for 24 months (as of January 2021) and we’re nearing the final stages of the project, with the completion date set for later on this year. So far, we’ve manufactured all 686 columns and installed all but 16.
“In total, together with the trusted team at East Anglian Galvanizing, we’ve manufactured and hot dip galvanized 1,000 tonnes of structural steel, so to see it all starting to take shape is hugely rewarding for all involved.”
With 190,000ft2 of residential and hotel space, plus 4,500ft2 retail space and two rooftop penthouses with amenities such as a restaurant and bar, spa, indoor pool and state-of-the-art gym and bar, the space is set to become an iconic landmark with prime location in the city.
Selwyn Parrish, Sales and Commercial Manager at East Anglian Galvanizing Ltd, said: “This is a truly remarkable development in the heart of our capital, and we’re extremely proud to be working alongside the team at Barretts of Aspley on this project.
“Hot dip galvanizing the steelwork used on the façade of the building will prevent the steel from corroding and will ensure the building’s exterior looks as new as it does today for many, many years to come.”
The Residence at Mandarin Oriental Mayfair, London
Barretts of Aspley is a leading manufacturer and installer of structural steelwork, architectural metalwork, and balconies. For more information, contact the team on 01525 280136 or visit www.boa.uk.com.