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Preparing the steel gates for a triumphant return!

Value: £10,000
Client: Waldorf Astoria

The Project

Works consisted of the redecoration of the steel gates at the Waldorf Astoria, Edinburgh. It was noted that areas of the steel work were greatly corroded. We carried extensive preparation and any repairs that required prior to any redecoration taking place.

Type of works

The objective of the project was to restore the cast iron structure back to the original Caledonia railway colours, at what used to be the Princess Street station – now to be, Waldorf Astoria The Caledonian hotel.

The project had to be completed in 4 weeks as per our client’s request. As this was the only vehicle entrance and exit, we had to close the exit gate for 2 weeks to allow us to carry out the necessary repairs, prep and decoration.

We installed heras panels around the work area with physical barriers used to form a pedestrian walkway. Banksman were used when MEWPS were in place, along with a traffic management operative to Direct hotel traffic through the entrance at the side of the structure. When the work to the exit was complete this process was repeated for the entrance of the structure. All works were completed on time with no disruption to hotel guests, staff and deliveries.  

About Waldorf Astoria

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, is a hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland. Opened in December 1903, it is an example of a British grand railway hotel, formerly called The Caledonian Hotel, and nicknamed 'The Caley'. It stands at the west end of Princes Street, and is a category A listed building.

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