Specialist Timber Repair – The Lalit Hotel, Tower Bridge, London
Client: S&T UK Ltd
Products Used: Rotafix
This 180-year-old beautiful London building, once housing the erstwhile St. Olave’s Grammar School was re-modelled and unveiled as The Lalit London. Whilst converting this luxury boutique hotel, several of the ornate original roof timber trusses, one of the key features of the great dining hall, were found to be affected by significant timber decay to the bearing ends causing concern over structural stability.
In conjunction with the project engineers and a dedicated timber expert, Advanced Preservations designed a remedial scheme to provide a carefully considered and invisible repair to the structural hammer-beam, whilst maximising the retention of original listed timber sections that would support the roof structure of the great banquet hall.
Specially formulated Rotafix resin timber repair systems were implemented to return and improve the structural performance of the original beams, whilst remaining sympathetic and in sync with the needs of the construction team, the tight working environment and the desired finished product.
We are proud to have been involved in the preservation of one of London’s prestigious buildings by conducting a sympathetic repair to restore this beautiful structures integrity for many years to come.