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Crowne Plaza Project Details
Project Name: Crowne Plaza, Glasgow
Client: Crowne Plaza Hotel Group, design coalition (specifier), qmh uk ltd (contractor)
Products Used: Moonstone Seat
Completion Date: Mar 2014
The Crowne Plaza Hotel Glasgow was opened in 1989 and is located in the docklands area of the city, facing the BBC building.
As part of redevelopment plans to enhance and update the exterior of the hotel, Artform Urban Furniture were approached by Design Coalition to provide ideas on an impressive outdoor seating solution. The seating was to be installed in a conspicuous location at the entrance to the hotel, serving both as a waiting spot, adjacent to the taxi drop off point as well as a general outdoor gathering space for outdoor smokers or other visitors to the hotel.
After some initial discussions, Artform recommended using their large “feature piece” Moonstone sculptural seat for the space identified. The Moonstone is available in either reconstituted granite or marble and comes in an ample selection of finishes, as shown here.
This imposing design also offers an optional, tropical hardwood seat that can be attached and this was chosen for the model installed at Crowne Plaza, Glasgow.
The overall weight of the monolithic moonstone coming in at 4.4 tonnes, presents some obvious logistical challenges when it comes to both delivery and installation.
However armed with the knowledge and experience of delivering this product many times before, coupled with applying a co-ordinated approach with all stakeholders involved, Arform Urban Furniture were able to ensure any potential hurdles or issues were easily overcome.
A combination of using dedicated, specialist delivery vehicles, providing lifting recommendations and installation documentation ahead of time, as well as advice on the drop off point and journey to the final install location, all helped to make certain that the whole installation process went smoothly and without incident.
The end result for this scheme was a striking sculptural seating design that matched the entrance location perfectly, visually echoing the message of luxury and quality assurance that the Crowne Plaza brand is associated with. The high quality materials used including granite and hardwoods, along with the heavy duty construction of this exceptional seating solution will ensure that its appearance and function will stand the test of time for many years to come.