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Claridge’s Hotel Basement

Event organised by ICE

02 November 2020

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Claridge’s, a world-famous five-star hotel in central London, commissioned contractor McGee to construct a five-storey basement beneath the existing hotel without disrupting hotel operations.

With all materials in and out of the site passing through a single window opening, the engineering solution involved mining underneath the existing foundation, hand-digging adits and vertical shafts for each of the 62 five-storey columns and foundations, then constructing the basement top-down.

Jim Mackey (McGee), Andy Pye and Alice Blair (Arup) will tell the structural story behind this incredible feat of construction.

Image shown courtesy of Daniel Imade, Arup

For more information please contact:

Georgia Hamilton