Mint Hotel, London
Main Contractor:Laing O’Rourke
Concrete Contractor:Expanded Structures
The Mint Hotel Tower of London, designed by Bennetts Associates, is located on a tight island site bound by Fenchurch Street Station to the north and conservation areas to the south and west.
One of the key attractions is the SkyLounge, an imposing structure at the top of this 12-storey building that cantilevers over the lower levels and offers spectacular 360º views over the City of London and the River Thames.
The 583-bedroom hotel takes the form of a broad courtyard with the facades following the medieval street edges of the adjoining area. A vaulted glass roof marks the division between the public areas and the bedroom floors.
Due to the physical limitations of the site and the time restrictions associated with the City of London, the best structural solution was determined to be precast concrete twin wall and lattice slabs with structural topping.
In-situ concrete construction was used for the levels from the basement to the second floor and the use of high-quality shuttering ensures an excellent finish for the exposed concrete in the public areas.
A key requirement for the client was for all walls between rooms to be concrete, which provides high levels of inherent thermal efficiency, fire resistance and sound insulation.
The hotel has a strong urban character, providing a top-notch hospitality and leisure venue and a focus to the surrounding area.
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