Sector: Residential and Hospitality
This is a mixed-use, 43-storey tower in the heart of the City of London. It comprises a 237-room, 5* luxury hotel and 160 apartments or ‘Sky Residences’. Soaring above the city from level 21 to 41, the sky residences have unique views of some of London’s most iconic landmarks. Incorporating luxury apartments, private amenities and Pan Pacific Hotel, London’s new landmark tower is set to become the new statement for sophisticated modern living.
Working closely with the architects, Wetroom Materials and MSMR agreed on the use of Unidrain wetroom drains, which were to be installed into prefabricated PODs before being transported to the project site and lifted into place. Due to the versatility and range of drainage options made available by Unidrain, a wetroom design was able to be made that kept within the parameters of the POD construction. The use of POD fabrication meant the project timescale was reduced and work efficiency increase. Wetroom Materials and the POD manufacturer were able to work together to find a solution that matched both the architect and contractor’s design expectations and allowed for the installation to be completed in a timely manner.
In keeping with the high-end nature of the project, the selection of materials and finishes use within the project provide an elegant design response, appropriate to the context of the surrounding city. A total of 200 Unidrain units were installed onto this project, all featuring the popular HighLine Custom drainage finish. By using the HighLine Custom finish, the tile can be laid directly on top of the drain, creating a seamless and discrete drainage channel. Many high-end projects opt to use the HighLine Custom finish within the wetroom designs as it allows for the tiles and other aesthetic features to provide a tranquil and relaxing space that isn’t interrupted by the drainage channel and other functional aspects of the build.
The luxurious Pan Pacific London will provide a facility unmatched in scale and quality by any existing hotels in the area. The Pacific Ballroom will be the Square Mile’s first dedicated ballroom, hosting banquets for up to 370 guests. The provision of top-quality meeting and events space, including the double-height ballroom, together with the other public functions of the hotel will support the city’s function as a centre for international business.
My client bought a range of Wet Room Unislope Systems from our local retailer, Bathworks. We struggled to find anyone to come to site and take responsibility for the waterproofing until we came across Wet Room Materials. They were willing to stand over their tanking system and more than helpful throughout all stages of the installation from site survey and room preparation to installation. A 10 Year no leak fully insured warranty gave me the confidence that we were dealing with a professional organisation. I would highly recommend these guys and will certainly be using them going forward.
Steven Quinlan | Director | Citius Limited
I have honestly found, Wet Room Materials to be an easy and reliable company to work with. Whether it be a one wet room residential project, apartment block or a gym; they ensure there are no installation problems and we don’t have to worry about leaks. They take care of the specification and advising us on correct build ups and preparation. On a recent project we were able to buy their Unislope System p from our bathroom show room retailer and they subsequently came to site to tank out the bathrooms. It was a time sensitive job and The Wet Room lads worked through the evening and into the weekend to ensure we completed the project on time. I have no hesitation in recommending Wet Room Materials. They are a pleasure to deal with.
Noel Geraghty | Director/Founder | NGS Mechanical Services
In Bright Designs, we understand the importance of specifying a reliable waterproofing system for bathrooms. We have worked on a number of projects with Wet Room Materials over the years and I can honestly say that their waterproofing installation service offers complete peace of mind for us and our clients. The Wet Room Materials Team are there throughout all stages of the project from site survey and specification to installation. More importantly they also give us a 10 year no leak guarantee. I also like the fact that they will handle communication with the client and contractors in terms of delivering a high-quality installation which allows me the head space to focus on other aspects of the build."
Alan Burns | Director/Co-founder | Bright Designs. B Arch, B Sc Arch, MRIAI.