Services: Mechanical, Electrical & Public Health, Digital Engineering
The Peninsula Hotel is a new hotel being built near London’s Hyde Park Corner and involves demolishing a 1960s office block to allow the construction of the new hotel.
The Peninsula, due to open in 2021 will be the third of Asia’s luxury hotel brands to open in London, following the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in Knightsbridge in 2000 and the Shangri-La in The Shard in 2014.
The new hotel will have 189 rooms, ballroom and meeting facilities as well as restaurants and bars, spa and leisure facilities, retail units and between 24 and 28 residential apartments managed by The Peninsula Hotels.
The Role of FHP
FHP have been employed by the electrical contractor, TClarke, to develop the Stage E design produced by Cundall into Stage F working information to allow the installation of the electrical services in the specialist areas of the hotel. The electrical services include all low voltage distribution, small power, lighting, fire alarm, controls and audio-visual installation.
FHP are responsible for producing a coordinated model of all electrical services with the building structure and other trade contractors, including incorporating specialist trade contractor designs into the overall electrical services model.
Due to the nature of the project, there electrical design is complex, especially with regards the control systems required to allow guests to control the building services in their rooms or suites with as much flexibility as possible.
As the overall electrical services model requires the incorporation of designs produced by specialist contractors the BIM modelling is very complex and requires a great amount of detail and coordination. This process is simplified by utilising the experience of the FHP BIM team working closely with the engineering team with the engineering team working in Revit to ensure all items are correctly modelled.