Client:Field & Stone Ltd
Project Overview Conversion of neglected 1780s building into a modern boutique Hotel
Project Description We were honoured to have worked on Albion House, one of Ramsgate’s iconic landmarks, converting this neglected 1789 building into a high-end, 14 room boutique hotel with bar, restaurant, lounge, wine cellar, beauty treatment rooms and private dining room.
Project Works Detail
Complete rewire of existing office unit, including:
- Complete strip-out of all M&E back to main intake
- Installation of lighting and feature lighting throughout
- Main & secondary containment
- Mains & sub mains
- Emergency lighting installed throughout
- External lighting
- Small power
- Fire detection
- Structured cabling
- Telephone lines
- TV system
- CCTV system
- Access control systems
- Intruder alarm systems
- Disabled alarm systems
- Earthing and bonding
- Testing and commissioning
One of the most challenging aspects of this project was the nature of working within the confines of a listed building which required bespoke solutions and flexibility from Murray and Jones. Although they were employed by a Main Contractor, Murray and Jones ensured there was direct contact day to day on site to enable completion of works to our exacting requirements.
Murray and Jones were provided with very detailed setting out drawings which we discussed in numerous team meetings on site to clarify any queries before the work commenced. This level of detail was essential to the success of the project and their commitment to understanding the scope fully in the first instance avoided delays and ensured the work was carried out as per the specification.
Our remit included vintage light fittings; Murray and Jones were tasked with the assembly of these, including wiring of brown antique braided cable wire resulting in an authentic installation which is admired by many of our guests.
~ Emma Irvine, Albion House, Ramsgate
We asked Murray & Jones to implement our energy saving lighting design for our offices in Whitstable, Kent. We required a high quality installation of low energy LED light panels throughout various office buildings. It was important that the project had a minimum impact on our tenants and that meant working to a short completion date. Murray & Jones did a great job, they worked hard to meet our deadlines and our quality standards, and they also delivered the project on budget. We look forward to working with Murray & Jones again.
This was the first project which we worked with Murray and Jones and we were very pleased with their professionalism and attentiveness and they worked effectively alongside the other sub contractors throughout their time on site. I would personally recommend Murray and Jones as the whole team, including the younger members of the team were great to work with; trustworthy, polite and patient and their flexibility was second to none. I would be very happy to have Murray and Jones back working on projects with us in the future. Photos kindly provided by Albion House Hotel, Ramsgate from http://albionhouseramsgate.co.uk/ with permission
We were recommended to use Murray & Jones by our QS for a new office development. It was important to us that the overall fit out and move to our new office was completed on time, on budget and to a high standard. We have clients that come to visit us so projecting the right image is very important in both we do and the environment we work in. We needed an electrical team that would work alongside other trades on the project and keep to our schedule. It’s in the aftercare and snagging phase that you can test a firm’s professionalism - Murray & Jones never let us down and we are delighted with our light, bright new office space. I’d very happily recommend them.