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The Dixon

A London court house has been extensively renovated and converted into a boutique hotel.

The Project

Overnight stays at the Tower Bridge Magistrates’ Court have taken on a rather different meaning since the court and adjoining police station were transformed into a luxury 193-bedroom hotel complete with a bar, restaurant, two meeting spaces and gym. Dubbed ‘The Dixon’ in reference to the original architect John Dixon Butler, the hotel forms part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection. Interior design blends influences from the building’s Edwardian past with more modern stylings.
 
Consarc Design Group led the architectural restoration work with Dexter Moren Associates overseeing the planning stage design including the construction of a new-build extension. The completed hotel is expected to achieve a ‘Very Good’ rating under the BREEAM 2014 New Construction Non-Domestic Building standard, with the new extension designed to achieve the 40% improvement in ADL2A criterion required by the London Plan. To raise the thermal performance of the building’s flat roof, whilst also providing effective drainage, Kingspan Thermataper TT47 LPC/FM and Kingspan Thermaroof TR27 LPC/FM were installed.

Products:
Kingspan Thermataper TT47 LPC/FM, Kingspan Thermaroof TR27 LPC/FM
Location :
Tower Bridge, London
Client :
Dominvs Hospitality Group
Architect:
Consarc Design Group, Dexter Moren Associates
Contractor:
McAleer & Rushe

Effective Fall

Kingspan Thermataper TT47 LPC/FM provided the project team with a fast-track alternative to other drainage methods, such as structural falls. The product combines high performance insulation and drainage in a single board which can be fixed with a dry installation process, avoiding the time lost waiting for wet trades to dry. The lightweight boards can also be as little as 1.5%, or less, of the weight of a screed to fall solution, minimising the structural support requirements for the roof surface.

Bespoke Design

Kingspan Insulation’s specialist tapered roofing service team created a carefully tailored scheme layout for the hotel roof, maximising cost efficiency whilst also ensuring the surface met the rainwater runoff and insulation requirements. The layout also simplified the installation process for the site team aided by the pre-mitred hip and valley boards supplied as part of the Kingspan Thermataper system.

Kingspan Thermataper TT47 LPC/FM and Kingspan Thermaroof TR27 LPC/FM feature a high-performance core capable of achieving thermal conductivities as low as 0.024 W/m·K. The products, produced at Kingspan Insulation’s Pembridge manufacturing facility, have been successfully tested to LPS 1181: Part 1 and are certified as achieving Class 1 Insulated Steel Deck Pass to Factory Mutual Research Standard 4470: 2016. For further details of the conditions of approval please refer to the full product brochures.

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