Grand Hotel, Brighton

Client: The Grand Hotel
QS: Whitefox Surveyors
M&E: PJR Services
Structural Engineer: Philip Goacher
Value: £2,300,000
Programme: 64 Weeks


This high-profile project at Brighton’s historic Grand Hotel consisted of the installation of user-programmable Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) air conditioning to all 206 bedrooms of the hotel.

The works comprised of forming a bulkhead within each bedroom to conceal the Mitsubishi ceiling cassettes. Corridor ceilings were removed and carefully replaced throughout the hotel to accommodate the associated service routes from each room to the external condenser units.

To minimise the impact on space, an external steel gantry and several independent platforms were constructed to receive the condenser units.

Meticulous attention to detail and skilled craftsmanship ensured the new works integrated seamlessly within the classical architecture interior of the building.

The hotel remained open for business throughout the works, which were planned and successfully completed over a 64 week period to minimise impact on day-to-day operations and the customer experience.