Former WW2 bomb site now location of Ham Yard Hoteltrusses manufactured and installed by BS Steels, Great Windmill Street, London16-metre steel railing installed at Ham Yard HotelHam yard Hotel, Soho, London;  steelwork by BS SteelsLondon’s newest hotel, Ham Yard Hotel, will open in Soho on June 1st. It joins owner Firmdale Hotels’ other London properties, The Soho, Covent Garden, Knightsbridge, Haymarket, Charlotte Street, Number Sixteen and Dorset Square Hotels.

BS Steels has been involved throughout the project, seeing it emerge from a hole in the ground on a three-quarter acre former World War 2 bomb site. In addition to 90 rooms and suites, apartments, bars and restaurants and retail area, it features a 176-seat state-of-the-art theatre and even an original 1950s bowling alley imported from Texas!

Located between Great Windmill Street and Denman Street, the site presented access challenges, particularly for the larger items supplied by BS Steels such as the 20 metre long, 5-tonne structural trusses for the basement theatre (pictured).

The list of products and solutions coordinated, created and installed by BS Steels includes the following:

  • steelwork throughout the theatre, including support for the auditorium.
  • structural steelwork to concrete cores
  • mezzanine floor zones within the structural concrete structure
  • steelwork for glazing around the courtyard
  • plant support structures
  • access staircases, fire escapes, balcony structures, lighting supports
  • steelwork for car stacker system
  • 16-metre steel railing: from site survey to completion within 4 weeks, including design, manufacture, shotblasting, hot metal zinc spraying, powder coating, diamond drilling and installation

The Ham Yard Hotel is one of a number of hotel and restaurant builds or renovations in which BS Steels has been involved throughout London and Southern England. Each presents its own challenges, but with the strength and versatility of steel, the expertise of our drawing office, workshop and installation teams, and close working relationships with contractors and clients, we are proud to have been part of some amazing transformations. For more information please contact Roger Slade.