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HI-MACS® Specified For Impressive Hoover Restoration

Added 05.28.18

Hi-Macs used for Art Deco Building Transformation

One of London’s most iconic art deco buildings has been transformed by IDM Properties as part of a major restoration and renovation project which has seen part of the building converted into 66 stylish apartments.

Many of the building’s original art deco features have been retained and restored, including grand staircases with wrought-iron bannisters, high-waisted dado rails, terrazzo flooring in the lobby and the original green colour scheme has been used in the corridors.  Of course, the rich heritage of the façade, one of London’s most famous Art Deco landmarks, has also been preserved.

Beyond the exceptional exterior and communal surroundings, the interior of the luxury apartments -  which are available either as studios, or with one, two or three bedrooms - cleverly combine contemporary style with modern features, creating a unique and striking blend of the old and new.

A central element of the design in these luxurious living spaces are the kitchens and HI-MACS® has been used to create impressive work surfaces in all 66 apartments.   Contributing to the overall balance of high quality contemporary design with subtle art deco flair, the surfaces, which have been beautifully fabricated by Solid Fabrications Limited and supplied by James Latham, the exclusive distributor of HI-MACS® in the UK and Ireland, have been created using more than 100 sheets of HI-MACS® Andromeda.

Debbie Northall, Specification Manager, Decorative Products, James Latham said, “IDM Properties have created something really special at the Hoover Building.  When you stand inside one of these apartments, you are surrounded by luxurious materials and cutting-edge design. The combination of original art deco architecture and modern styling make them extremely desirable and the specification team here at James Latham are delighted that HI-MACS® Andromeda was selected.”

As well as its ability to be joined seamlessly so that it appears to be fashioned from a single piece of material, HI-MACS® is ultra-resistant and completely hygienic, and thus perfect for use with foodstuffs. Its pore-free surface prevents any build-up of waste or bacteria, making the kitchen surface easier to clean.

Another nod to the building’s heritage in the kitchen is that the appliances, of course, have all been made by Hoover.

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HI-MACS® is composed of minerals, acrylic and natural pigments that come together to provide a smooth, non-porous and visually seamless surface to help meet the highest standards for quality, aesthetics, fabrication, functionality and hygiene. It is the sum of these features that delivers a modern material that is far superior to other conventional materials and promises to stand the test of time. The solid surface material HI-MACS® can be moulded into any shape and is extremely durable as well as easy to clean and affordable.


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