Lorne Stewart Engineering

Hotel and residential

Below is a selection of our hotel and residential sector case studies. For further information, please contact us and we will deal with your request.

Goodmans Fields
Client: Berkeley Homes (Capital) Plc
Value: £14.6 million
Main Contractor: Berkeley Homes

This project includes the infrastructure for a large portion of the entire development together with the fit out of 182 private apartments in the NW Block together with leisure centre, cinema, residents business centre, concierge area and ground floor commercial areas generally.

Key highlights

  • Mechanical plant and distribution systems including CHP
  • Automatic sprinkler system
  • Smoke and environmental control systems
  • Wet riser and dry riser
  • Fire hydrant systems
  • LV distribution system
  • Fire alarm installation
  • Comfort cooling
  • Wet underfloor heating systems

The Lancasters, London
Client: Northacre
Value: £17.5 million
Main Contractor: Woolf Ltd

The Lancasters is a mixed development of 77 luxury apartments and two town houses overlooking London’s iconic Hyde Park. Originally an elegant parade of fifteen magnificent stucco fronted houses dating back to the mid nineteenth century, and of late the Lancaster Gate Thistle Hotel, the building has been sympathetically restored to retain its Grade II listed façade.

Key highlights

  • Design and Installation of building engineering services
  • Independent environmental control
  • Under-floor / ceiling heating
  • Whole house ventilation
  • Enhanced equipment specifications
  • Ground source heat pumps
  • Intelligent control systems
  • Swimming pool and leisure facilities

One Hyde Park, London
Client: Candy & Candy
Value: £13.5 million
Main Contractor: Mivan Ltd

One Hyde Park is arguably one of the most exclusive address in the world offering a unique location coupled with the elegance and excitement of bustling Knightsbridge. Exceptional collaboration between leading architects, designers and constructors ensures that One Hyde Park delivers ultimate perfection and a unique experience on every level.

Lorne Stewart Engineering was engaged by Mivan Ltd to undertake the Design and Installation of the Building Engineering Services associated with twenty one of the apartments in this iconic residential block

Key highlights

  • Independent environmental control
  • Under-floor and perimeter trench heating
  • Comfort cooling
  • Chilled ceilings
  • Enhanced equipment specifications
  • Intelligent control systems
  • water system automatic flush through arrangements


Building J1, Kings Cross, London
Client: Argent Group
Value: £6 million
Main Contractor: Kier

Lorne Stewart was commissioned to supply and install the Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Services to this fast track development in the middle of London. Situated adjacent to Kings Cross Station, Building J comprises a mix of 114 contemporary open market apartments, 29 affordable with 4 ground floor commercial units. The building is formed in 4 interconnecting blocks.

Key highlights

  • Full design & build
  • Comfort cooling
  • Underfloor heating to open market units
  • 350sq2 renewable energy solar panel installation
  • WHV installation throughout
  • District heating system serving heat exchangers
  • Intelligent lighting control to penthouses
  • Heat Recovery Unit’s to all apartments

Hope Street Student Accommodation, Liverpool
Client: Nordic Developments
Value: £2 million
Main Contractor: Nordic Construction

The project includes the construction of a new eight-storey student accommodation facility split into four main blocks A, B, C & D, providing 330 one bed apartments.

Key highlights

  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Domestic hot water
  • Boosted cold water
  • Mains cold water
  • Electric heating
  • Lighting and emergency lighting
  • Lightning protection
  • Small Power
  • Mains switchgear and distribution
  • Voice and data
  • Above ground drainage
  • CCTV
  • Access control
  • Dry riser
  • Smoke ventilation
  • Disabled refuge and alarms
  • Intruder alarms
  • Sanitaryware

Salford Town Hall
Client: X1 Developments
Value: £1.5 million
Main Contractor: Bardsley Construction

This Grade II listed building has been converted from the old Town Hall and Magistrates Court into 125 new apartments. The £6.7 million project involved the demolitions and strip out, remodelling and refurbishment of the existing building to form single bed studios and 1 & 2 bed apartments, whilst maintaining the character of the new listed building and providing a new roof top extension to form further living space along with the provision for the new X1 Manchester Office, residents gym and retail space.

Key highlights

  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Domestic hot water
  • Boosted cold water
  • Electric heating
  • Lighting and emergency lighting
  • Lightning protection
  • Mains switchgear and distribution
  • Voice and data
  • Disabled refuge and alarms
  • Intruder Alarms
  • CHP
  • Sanitaryware
  • Above ground drainage
  • CCTV
  • Access control
  • Dry riser
  • Smoke ventilation

Madeira Road Student Accommodation, Bournemouth
Client: Arts University Bournemouth
Value: £1.5 million
Main Contractor: Morgan Sindall

A new development on a confined site just outside Bournemouth City Centre providing high quality student accommodation comprising of 378 en-suite rooms arranged in three buildings together with communal services and facilities. Lorne Stewart were appointed to undertake the full design development from outline design and employers requirements. We acted as a constructive partner and developed a neat solution dovetailing the building services discreetly into the building envelope without compromising access for maintenance. The construction phase was completed on time and defect free.

Key highlights

  • Mechanical, electrical and public health services
  • Central plant with external services distribution to buildings
  • Trend building management system
  • Cat 5 structured cabling with fibre backbone
  • L2 fire alarm system
  • Alarm control, CCTV and refuge alarms
  • Hot water provided via high efficiency cross plate exchangers

University Arms Hotel, Cambridge
Value: £6 million
Main Contractor: RG Carter

The renovation of Cambridge’s oldest hotel has involved a comprehensive refurbishment of the interiors and the implementation of leading classical architect John Simpson’s scheme to replace the unattractive 1960s and 1970s extensions with attractive new classical buildings dramatically enlarging the hotel and giving Cambridge its much-needed world class hotel with excellent new rooms, a destination restaurant, bar, gym and conference facilities. This mix new build and refurbishment work was delivered over 192 bedrooms, 8 split levels and in 75 weeks.

Key highlights
Lorne Stewarts services were installed in preserved areas and included:

  • VRF air conditioning to every bedroom
  • Hot and cold water services
  • Central extract systems
  • Two catering kitchens
  • Conference centre
  • Under ground car park smoke vent
  • LV distribution
  • Lighting
  • Fire, security, access control
  • BREEAM ‘Very Good’

IBIS Hotel, Cambridge Central Station
Value: £6 million
Main Contractor: Galliford Try

Situated next to the train station, this laid-back hotel in a modern building is a 12-minute walk from the Cambridge University Botanic Garden and a mile from the Fitzwilliam Museum's art and antiquities. This 234 bedroom hotel was constructed over five floors and the project was delivered in 50 weeks.

Key highlights

  • VRF air conditioning to every bedroom
  • Hot and cold water services
  • Central extract systems
  • Catering kitchen
  • Cycle park services
  • LV distribution
  • Lighting
  • Fire and security
  • Access control
  • BREEAM ‘Very Good’