Deluxe Group polices new look to former Met HQ

PORTADOWN-based bespoke joinery company the Deluxe Group has completed a £5.5 million project at the former Metropolitan Police headquarters in London’s Whitehall, which was originally built in 1910.

The landmark building, which was developed by Galliard Construction, has been transformed into The Great Scotland Yard Hotel, a 153-key luxury lifestyle hotel featuring several sophisticated food and beverage outlets.

Deluxe manufactured and fitted all front of house areas for the high-end hotel, including double height vestibule, grand entrance lounge, concierge, main cocktail bar, palm court style lounge, whiskey bar/clubroom, signature restaurant, library, gymnasium, 120-seater main conference room/ballroom, meeting rooms and function/private dining rooms.

It also produced the luxury hotel’s sample bedroom, as part of the multi-million-pound development, which is expected to open later this year and which will be operated by Hyatt Hotels Corporation.

Deluxe Group director Colm Connolly said: “We used the highest quality, detailed joinery and luxury finishes throughout all front of house and public areas, with individually themed areas providing a stylish homage to the crime and policing history of the building.”

“Our commitment to delivering the best in bespoke joinery with the greatest attention to detail and client servicing, ensured the finished project was a true reflection of the client’s vision.”

The iconic Edwardian building served as the Royal Military Police headquarters and the British Army Recruitment Office. It later became the Ministry of Defence Library until 2004.

The Deluxe Group has worked on projects across Britain and Ireland as well as in Europe, the US and Middle East from small budget projects to large-scale including The Dixon (former Tower Bridge Magistrates Court), The Devonshire Club and E by Equinox in London, and Belfast’s new AC Hotel by Marriott.