Visitors to London have a new place to call home - Hilton Tower Bridge - a spectacularly located 245-room hotel overlooking one of London’s most famous landmarks.
Ergonom was selected by high profile developers More London because of its significant experience with projects requiring a judicious timing, high quality products, complex budget constraints, and a great deal of attention to detail. More London has been responsible for rejuvenating a large swath of land along the south side of the Thames near Tower Bridge, including the Greater London Authority’s City Hall, and the headquarters for Ernst and Young, Cargill Investor Services and a number of other globally significant companies.
Working to a design conceived by architects Jestico + Whiles, Ergonom looked to the resources of sister company Molteni & C for its inspired solutions to casegoods and loose furniture for what is the flagship of Hilton’s ‘new look’ hotel design.
“Some of the bespoke details were proving extremely expensive to procure in the quantity Hilton needed,” said Ian Larby, Ergonom’s manager for the Hilton project. “Because of our association with Molteni, we have ready access to their huge range of veneers and other finishes. We were confident we could find something that looked bespoke from a design point of view, but could meet the client’s need for quality and value.”
Ergonom provided the hotel’s bedroom furniture - bedheads, side tables, wardrobes, mirrors, desks and credenzas as well as furniture for common areas like lounges, bars and conference facilities.
“Ergonom were able to find the premium fittings and finishes we wanted, within budget and without compromising on quality or aesthetics,” said François Bertrand of Jestico + Whiles. “It’s true that we are exacting in our demands, and Ergonom got it right. In fact they exceeded expectations.”
Ergonom’s considerable in-house experience and relationships with the construction industry enabled it to co-ordinate easily with the main contractor on programming and scheduling; site logistics; health and safety requirements; and all electrical and mechanical aspects.
The project was completed within 13 weeks, with deliveries from Italy timed carefully at each stage as required by main contractor Bovis Lendlease.