Continuing its work with the Mandarin Oriental Group, VINCI Construction signed the contract to renovate the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park hotel in London, a project with a value of about £60 million (€69 million).
Following a one-year PCSA (Pre-Construction Services Agreement) period, the VINCI Construction teams, working for the first time under the PLENDI brand, will be responsible for renovating all rooms and public areas in the hotel.
The 12,000 m² refurbishment will be carried out in two nine-month phases. The first phase will cover all rooms in the Knightsbridge wing; the second phase the rooms overlooking Hyde Park. Two large 165 m² penthouse suites with an exceptional view of the park will be built as an extension on the 9th floor roof. The hotel will remain open with reduced inventory throughout the works.
The vintage building dates back to the late 19th century. It will be painstakingly rehabilitated using the finest materials. The VINCI Construction teams will work with Europe’s premier specialist craft providers, such as the Portuguese firm Bec and Bourneuf in France for outdoor woodworking, the French and Italian grouping Ildei Sfim for marble, Interna in Italy for finishings and Gohard in France for gilding. A wide range of very high quality marble will be used, including stone from Thessaloniki, Greece in the bathrooms (floor, walls and sinks) and Carrare (Calacatta Oro) marble in the lobby. Antique mirrors and headboards will be worked in metal mesh or class incrusted with gold leaf.
Building information Modeling (BIM) was used from the design stage onward to fast-track the survey of the existing hotel and offer collaborative 3D development options to support client decision-making. BIM will also be used to optimise the worksite. For this project, VINCI Construction recently won a BIM Golden Awards 2016 prize in the international category.
The project architect is PURCELL and interior decoration has been entrusted to JOYCE WANG STUDIO and THIANY DESIGN.VINCI Construction’s expertise in exceptional projects has been brought together under the PLENDI brand
With more than three decades of experience in designing, building and renovating high-end structures, VINCI Construction has now brought its specialists in exceptional projects together under the PLENDI brand. With such projects as the extension of the Shangri-La hotel and the Mandarin Oriental hotels in Paris and in London, the Peninsula Paris and the Plaza Athénée hotels in the heart of the French capital, the Four Seasons hotels in Prague and Budapest, a five-start Hilton Hotel in Vietnam and the flagship Louis Vuitton store on the Champs-Elysées, VINCI Construction is an acknowledged benchmark in exceptional and prestige projects.
With its new PLENDI brand, VINCI Construction links together companies operating in the upmarket sector wishing to design, build or renovate luxury residential and prestige hotel properties.
About VINCI Construction
VINCI Construction, a global player and European leader, is active on five continents, with more than 68,000 employees and almost 800 companies generating 2015 revenue of €14.5 billion. Structured according to an integrated model, the company has the capacity to intervene over the entire life cycle of a structure (finance, design, construction, maintenance) in eight sectors: buildings, functional structures, transport infrastructure, hydraulic infrastructure, energy, the environment, oil & gas, and mines.www.vinci-construction.com
VINCI is a global player in concessions and construction, employing more than 185,000 people in some 100 countries. We design, finance, build and operate infrastructure and facilities that help improve daily life and mobility for all. Because we believe in all-round performance, above and beyond economic and financial results, we are committed to operating in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. And because our projects are in the public interest, we consider that reaching out to all our stakeholders and engaging in dialogue with them is essential in the conduct of our business activities.