One Aldwych

Location London, United Kingdom
Services Building services and structural engineering
Sector Lifestyle
Client One Aldwych Ltd
Architect Jestico & Whiles

Steve Cook

T +44 (0)20 7438 1600

Originally a newspaper print works, One Aldwych occupies a prime location at the junction of Aldwych and the Strand in Central London. Cundall's innovative approach and intricate engineering techniques contributed to creating a jewel among London’s premier hotels.

Initial studies indicated that conventional solutions to services distribution would only allow for the provision of 85 bedrooms. However, to be a viable investment, the client’s business plan required 110 bedrooms, some of which needed to be combined to form suites.

Cundall achieved significant space savings by utilising a vacuum waste disposal system, which eliminated the need for large bathroom ducts and space-consuming horizontal pipe collection. This system has the additional advantage of using a minimal amount of water for flushing, creating further savings in pipework, storage and consumption costs.

The basement-level swimming pool floats in the sprinkler system’s water storage tank and, although totally quiet above water, there is piped classical music that can be heard underwater.

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Cundall's expertise extends to all major markets, so we have a deep understanding of the specific issues, constraints and opportunities facing our clients' market sectors.

Our team of creative engineers draw on our accumulated knowledge to devise the best possible solutions for your project in a fully integrated and cost-effective way.

About us

Established in the UK 40 years ago, Cundall has developed into an international multi-disciplinary consultancy operating from over 20 locations across the globe.