About This Project
The Landmark Hotel is now a prestigious five star destination following a major overhaul in the late 80s / early 90s during which Stevensons undertook the decorative plasterwork repairs and renewals throughout the public spaces.
The hotel was built in the 19th century as the Hotel Grand Central following which it declined into British Rail offices. The major overhaul restored the building to its current world class.
A feature of the public spaces within the hotel was the Victorian plasterwork involving heavily enriched cornices, beam cases, friezes, columns and elaborate configurations of decorative ceiling mouldings.
Some of the plasterwork had been damaged or allowed to deteriorate through impact, insensitive reorganisation of interior spaces, water ingress and progressive neglect particularly during the use of the building as office space.
Stevensons’ work can be seen in the brand new and highly ornate ceilings, cornices, friezes and beams in the main dining room together with the repaired / partially renewed decorative plaster in the function suite, bars and main reception areas. The high level plasterwork in the central atrium under the glass roof is also the work of Stevensons.
Although completed by Stevensons over 25 years ago the decorative plasterwork as seen in our case study photographs remains in the same pristine condition today as we left it on completion of our project.
The project was overseen by Bovis and the Stevensons package was successfully completed within the demanding programme and general project management environment.