Globally sourced materials delivered to Leicester Square, London
2nd December 2019
EE Smith Contracts is one of the UK’s leading specialist interior fit-out contractors, working with some of the world’s most prestigious hotels, commercial interiors and private residences. Bespoke interior solutions are engineered to the finest tolerances, ensuring the finished product perfectly matches the designer’s vision.
Working with Central London Logistics
‘The Londoner’ a multi-million pound luxury hotel project for Edwardian Hotels is the largest order ever secured by the specialist EE Smith. Fitting out the public areas and bedrooms would have been challenging enough - with nine floors above ground and six below. But the team also has to manage the project being located in Leicester Square and the logistical complexity this adds to deliveries.
155 tons of floor tiles, Swedish furniture, linen wall coverings - just some of the materials imported
The capital’s biggest new hotel project will feature 350 guest rooms, 15 suites, six restaurants and lounges, a rooftop bar, a subterranean spa as well as a ballroom that can accommodate up to 864 guests. EE Smith are renowned for their stylish, luxury interiors and Spatial Global have been working closely with them on the customs clearance of the various imported materials. Sourced from across the world for this prestigious project, all needed customs clearance and logistics carefully managing. As you can imagine, delivering to one of the capitals tourist hotspots with largely pedestrianised access was challenging enough. But we needed to ensure the required materials arrived at the vast Leicester Square construction site as and when they are needed, and not a moment before.
It makes our job really interesting when we’re involved in such a landmark project, but as always it presents its logistical challenges when delivering to a London address. Leicester Square is exceptionally difficult to deliver to, plus because of Brexit, finding suitable storage space close to the port at a peak period as companies were stockpiling imports was not easy. Having said all that, we’ve managed to pull it off and all deliveries have been successfully completed to schedule.