Clerk of Works Heritage Hotels

Arbor City Hampton by Hilton Hotel

278 Bed Hotel; Complex Extension & Refurbishment

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Structural and Civil Engineer

Ian Black

MEP Consultant

Caldwell Consulting

Clerk of Works; monitoring design compliance on the complex city centre courtyard infill and extension / re-use of existing building.

Circle was engaged to provide clerk of works services for the transformation of the Arbor city Hotel, creating 278 Hampton by Hilton hotel rooms.
Our work began with a close study of the architectural, structural and MEP design information to gain a thorough understanding of the building. Our appointment coincided with the completion of the new concrete frame and an increase of trades on site, which means an increase in construction interfaces and an inherent increase in the risk of defects.

Project highlights


Bed Hotel

130,000 sqft


Arbor City London Hotel outdoor area 71997
Dominvs Aldgate CGI I

During the construction phase, working alongside Main Contractor McAleer & Rushe, Circle carried out weekly site inspections to ensure that fit-out elements were installed as specified. Additionally, construction working practices were monitored against industry best-practice in terms of health and safety. Key issues and progress were reported weekly to the client team using observation trackers and a monthly summary report.

Clear communication, an understanding of the detail, and the ability to build a productive working relationship with the main contractor are the backbone of Circle’s clerk of works service. This approach, which is instilled into our team from the start of an appointment, ensures the highest possible quality assurance for our clients.


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