Located on Regent Street in the very heart of London city, the world famous hotel Cafe Royal has undergone a major makeover and has been restored over the four year period as part of the Crown Estate’s £1 billion investment programme in the area.
Stainless steel specialists, Component Developments had various types of products specified throughout different stages of the project. To start with, 26 stainless steel gully pots were installed throughout various kitchens and wet areas, each 284mm x 255mm with 110mm vertical waste outlets. Many of these included removable waste baskets, odour traps and rodding ports where necessary.
A further 20 stainless steel drainage channels were installed in the main kitchen, the members kitchen, holding area, stores and laundry. Sizes ranged from 800mm to 9515mm in length and 400mm to 800mm in width. Each to suit a concrete and tiled floor finish and topped with an open mesh, anti-slip grating.
Also installed were various stainless steel recessed manhole covers throughout. The smallest in size being 400 x 400mm with larger ones up to 1000mm in length. To make access to the larger manholes easier, 2 covers were fitted into a single frame. All frames where 304 grade material, double sealed and complete with lifting keys and double locking.
As well as supplying drainage solutions, towards the end stages of the project Component Developments also supplied buffer rails, skirting and corner guards, all made from stainless steel. The buffer rails were made to 35 x 120 x 35mm in size with x2 100mm long fixing/impact brackets per metre. Supplied in 2,500mm lengths with butt joints where necessary. 650 linear metres was used in total.
The skirting was made to 100 x 16 x 0.9mm thick, while the corner guards were 40 x 40 x 2.5mm thick with fixing brackets at 500mm centres. Both supplied in 2,500mm lengths, with 390 linear metres of skirting and 112 linear metres of corner guarding used throughout.