Grosvenor House Hotel Lobby Fireplace Project

The Grosvenor House Hotel in Mayfair went through an £8m renovation of its public areas.  This was completed in March 2016. We were very lucky to have taken part in this huge refurbishment.  The main lobby’s traditional fireplace was our task.

Orbit Architects called us for advice on their new designs for the lobby of the Grosvenor House Hotel.

We then met with Orbit Architects as well as the project contractors, EE Smith.  The removal of the two existing ‘back to back’ fireplaces was discussed first.  Then the installation of a large 2 –sided glass fireplace. A private client had used us for a recent project in St Mary’s Church Street, London. For this project we had fitted two very ‘similar in style’ floor-to-ceiling glass surround fireplaces. (Click on link for St Mary’s Church Street project)

For this reason, the architects and contractors commissioned us to help make their designs become a reality.

Grosvenor House Hotel Lobby Glass Fireplace
Grosvenor Houes Hotel Lobby Fireplace Side View

Fireplace Design

The new fireplace was encased in ‘floor to ceiling’ glass which opened up the ground floor between Park Street and Hyde Park. It brought in the natural day light from the park scenery beyond. The glass used was special thick, toughened glass supplied to us by Cantifix. Due to its thickness, the weight of the glass had to be supported by brackets strong enough as well as being integrated into the surrounding stone panelling. The elegant metal bars that create a stylish and modern ‘Art Deco’ concept were added afterwards.  

Grosvenor House Hotel Lobby glass fireplace

The unique remote control gas fire was made for us by a London company.  The burner measured a total width of 1670mm. In addition to the fireplace, our work also encompassed a whole new twin wall flue system and Exodraft fan unit.

In summary, the Grosvenor House Hotel project took approximately 4 months to complete and ran smoothly and was delivered on time and on budget.


Finally, are you thinking of installing a modern fireplace? No matter how big or small the project might be, then give The Billington Partnership a call today to see how we can help on 07545 855623.