Following on from our successful renovation of the Hippodrome Theatre Project7 are now returning to the historic Hippodrome to transform the 3rd and 4th floor of the casino, as well as adding an entirely new 5th floor which will be a spectacular roof terrace.
The project has all the challenges of working in the Leicester Square area, difficult access, restrictions on logistics, and working above a facility that never closes. The casino operates 24/7 and the building operates as a fully operational business whilst the construction works are being undertaken.
The integration of the new build includes new cooling plant and services that support this facility and areas of finishes that require to mirror the already high specification of install. The coordination between the client, design team and Project 7 has proven to be invaluable with an understanding by Project 7 of what is important to the continuing business below the construction works.
New plant and machinery installed on the existing roof areas, with logistics being coordinated with Westminster and the surrounding owners and retailers. Ensuring that the enjoyment of the vibrant surrounding areas of the Hippodrome is not affected by the construction works has been important to the success of the project.
The experience Project 7 has dealt with all the challenges of working within the Leicester Square zone and kept the channels of communication open to all. The final works will enhance this already well-established building and without the knowledge of passers-by or casino users.
Given the rich and prestigious history of the building, Project7 are honoured to be able to once again add to the Hippodrome’s legacy. The transformation will be carried out over an incredibly tight deadline.
Project7’s Operations Director, Paul Ison, said this about the casino’s transformation “It has been a pleasure working with Hippodrome, and the delivery of this conversion works has been challenging and rewarding. The team have worked hard to maintain good working relationships at all levels of the existing operational staff to make this a successful project”