One Hyde Park: The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, London is a prestige development conceived to reunite the beauty of Hyde Park with Knightsbridge.
Designed by architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners with interior design by Candy & Candy and services provided by the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, the development consists of 86 apartments and 3 retail units finished to the highest standards.
Laing O’Rourke were appointed as advisors for the build of One Hyde Park. Richard Share, Global Projects Director for Candy & Candy, comments, “Once the plans had been agreed, Laing O’Rourke were chosen for their project delivery management capabilities on complex and congested projects. This is the best project in the world, so as development managers we wanted the best team in the world.”
As befitting a development of this quality, only the very best building and interior design products have been used. During construction, quality control and consistency were key requisites together with a tightly managed specification and supply chain.
The brief specified wide use of steel doorsets throughout. Depending on their location and function, these had to be secure, acoustically rated and fire rated to different standards.
To minimise noise, acoustic versions were required for the basements, riser shafts and retail areas. Elsewhere, where security was an important consideration, steel doorsets were fitted in residential blocks as well as in the three retail units - currently let to supercar manufacturer McLaren, Rolex, and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank.
In order to satisfy this exact and demanding brief, over specified 700 Martin Roberts Steel Doorsets from Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies were specified to ensure delivery was on time and within budget. Ingersoll Rand was chosen for their proven reliability and durability of product as well as for the company's consultancy services ensuring professionalism and flexibility as well as a knowledge that tight deadlines would be met and problems overcome.
The doors comprised a combination of fire-rated doorsets of between 30 minutes and two hours and some with up to Rw 53dB sound reduction for areas such as plant rooms. The acoustic doorsets are constructed from proprietary acoustic core materials and fitted with acoustic frame seals to effectively reduce noise levels.
The benefits of steel doorsets over traditional wood are becoming more apparent for this type of scheme. The superior performance of steel over timber with its inherent increaseddurability and reduced maintenance, coupled with better fire, acoustic and security performance make it a popular choice for specifiers.
Martin Roberts is the only manufacturer to use a 20 ton press which, when heated to 160°C, bonds the outer sheet to the inner core. This means that the leaves are completely flat and fit perfectly in the frame to maintain the integrity of acoustics, security and fire performance. Different grades are available up to the highest specification which is tested to over one million cycles, in accordance with BS EN 119, and fire tested to four hours.
Each Martin Roberts steel doorset is precision engineered using the highest grade materials and can be custom made to suit individual requirements. They are finished with a high durability polyester powder coat in standard RAL colours or to special order. Special features can be incorporated such as vision panels, louvres and security fittings together with access control equipment.