HI-MACS® Specified For Impressive Hoover Restoration
One of London's most iconic art deco buildings has been
transformed by IDM Properties as part of a major restoration and
renovation project which has seen part of the building converted
into 66 stylish apartments.
Many of the building's original art deco features have been
retained and restored, including grand staircases with wrought-iron
bannisters, high-waisted dado rails, terrazzo flooring in the lobby
and the original green colour scheme has been used in the
corridors. Of course, the rich heritage of the façade, one of
London's most famous Art Deco landmarks, has also been
Beyond the exceptional exterior and communal surroundings, the
interior of the luxury apartments - which are available
either as studios, or with one, two or three bedrooms - cleverly
combine contemporary style with modern features, creating a unique
and striking blend of the old and new.
A central element of the design in these luxurious living spaces
are the kitchens and HI-MACS® has been used to create impressive
work surfaces in all 66 apartments. Contributing to the
overall balance of high quality contemporary design with subtle art
deco flair, the surfaces, which have been beautifully fabricated by
Solid Fabrications Limited and supplied by James Latham, the
exclusive distributor of HI-MACS® in the UK and Ireland, have been
created using more than 100 sheets of HI-MACS® Andromeda.
Debbie Northall, Specification Manager, Decorative Products,
James Latham said, "IDM Properties have created something really
special at the Hoover Building. When you stand inside one of
these apartments, you are surrounded by luxurious materials and
cutting-edge design. The combination of original art deco
architecture and modern styling make them extremely desirable and
the specification team here at James Latham are delighted that
HI-MACS® Andromeda was selected."
As well as its abiliy to be joined seamlessly so that it appears
to be fashioned from a single piece of material, HI-MACS® is
ultra-resistant and completely hygienic, and this perfect for use
with foodstuffs. Its pore-free surface prevents any build-up
of waste or bacteria, making the kitchen surface easier to
Another nod to the building's heritage is that the applicances,
of course, have all been made by Hoover.
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