A responsible restoration

Fairmont Hotels has appointed Hurleypalmerflatt and Reardon Smith along with Chorus to deliver mechanical and electrical services as part of the Savoy hotel’s £100m restoration.

Hurleypalmerflatt, with Reardon Smith, will be responsible for delivering the site phase building engineering, as well as carrying out the completion of the design works in the communal front of house areas.

Ian Munro, a director at Hurleypalmerflatt, said: ‘At the Savoy, Hurleypalmerflatt is ultimately responsible for ensuring the services fit, work as effectively and efficiently as possible and are delivered on time.’

The restoration is targeted to be completed in May 2009.

A key ambition of the Savoy is to become the most environmentally responsible hotel in London. Its owners expect to achieve this by installing high-efficiency hot water, heat recovery systems and low energy air conditioning, as well as building controls and 24h energy monitoring systems.

These initiatives are expected to reduce potential electricity consumption by about 50 per cent and total energy consumption by up to 40 per cent.