Located in a lively part of London, lies the stunning Ham Yard Hotel. Centred around a pedestrian thoroughfare connecting Great Windmill Street and Denman Street, Ham Yard Hotel has everything guests could want on its doorstep from buzzing bars to quirky shops.
Built on a plot that has been vacant years, the site has had a creative past. During the 1920s Ham Yard was home to the Hambone Club for writers and musicians, it then became a regular paid Jazz club for London musicians called Club Eleven. Unfortunately during the Second World War the site saw serious damage through bombings and the area was never redeveloped.
Finally permission was granted for Firmdale Hotels to redevelop the area. They went on to create 91 individually designed hotel bedrooms and 24 apartments, along with a 1950s style bowling alley, theatre and restaurant. However, building a hotel in an area with such vibrant night life does come with its drawbacks.
Although new double glazed windows were installed throughout the hotel, the corner of the hotel still had trouble with external noise. Firmdale Hotels approached Selectaglaze to help deliver a solution with their bespoke secondary glazing. The introduction of secondary glazing is one of the most effective solutions for combating outside noise, and a reduction of 45dB is achievable when there is a gap of at least 100mm.
Three different unit styles were used, combined with acoustic laminated glass which absorbs the outside noise levels, to assist in creating a more peaceful and relaxing environment.
A total of 37 openings were treated with the secondary glazing.
As testament to the detailed planning throughout the design and build phases, Firmdale’s efforts were rewarded with the Hotel gaining a BREEAM Excellent rating.
Selectaglaze is the leading specialist in the design, manufacture and installation of secondary glazed units. Established in 1966 and granted the Royal Warrant in 2004, it has a wealth of experience, working closely with clients on all different building styles.