Based in the centre of London on Southampton Row, L’Oscar is a beautiful hotel that opened back in 2018. The original building was built in 1903 and was the headquarters of the Baptist church. The Grade II-listed building lay empty for many years before it was converted into this truly stunning hotel. Due to the listing of the building, the client was unable to directly mount any flagpoles to the building’s fascia stonework.
Harrisons were approached to find an alternative means to install the flagpoles required for the front of the building. Our design team created a cleverly-engineered bracket system to suspend three angled flagpoles over the entrance without compromising the decorative stonework. The design also complimented the wrought iron railings around the balcony. Careful consideration was given to the size of the flagpoles to maintain the right appearance above the entrance. The trees lining the pavement were also factored in.
The installation presented its own challenges. With the flagpoles located at the front of the buildings, there were a number of issues to consider before they were fitted. The hotel is situated in a very busy area of London and on a main pedestrian thoroughfare. So, Harrisons took charge of sourcing the correct work permits from the Council and preparing a full suite of RAMS for the client.
These custom coloured poles and the bracket fixings were manufactured, and quality checked by the manufacturing team based in Newton Aycliffe. The steelwork was fabricated by our in-house fabrication team and then galvanised to protect it from corrosion.
All brackets and poles were finished in black prior to leaving the factory. A final quality inspection was carried out to ensure the poles were of the highest standard.
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