Hamyard Hotel

A peaceful night's sleep with Selectaglaze


Project Profile


acoustic secondary glazing, breeam, coloured and wood grain finishes, new build

A peaceful night's sleep - acoustic secondary glazing - Ham Yard Hotel Located in one of the most vibrant parts of London, lies the stunning Ham Yard Hotel. Centred around a pedestrian thoroughfare connecting Great Windmill Street and Denman Street, Ham Yard Hotel has everything guests could want on its doorstep, from an eclectic nightlife of buzzing bars and restaurants to quirky shops and quaint cafes. Built on a plot that has been vacant for a number of years, the site has had a creative past. During the 1920s Ham Yard was home to the Hambone Club for writers and musicians. During the 1940s it then became a regular paid Jazz club for London musicians called Club Eleven. Unfortunately during the Second World War the site saw serious damage through bombings and the area was never redeveloped. Many plans were put forward over the years to develop the site, but all were rejected until, finally permission was granted for Firmdale hotels to redevelop the area. They went on to create 91 individually designed hotel bedrooms and 24 apartments, along with a 1950s style bowling alley, theatre and restaurant. However, building a hotel in the centre of an area with such vibrant night life does come with its drawbacks. Although new double glazed windows were installed throughout the hotel, the corner of the hotel on Great Windmill Street still had trouble with external noise levels. Firmdale Hotels approached Selectaglaze to help deliver a solution with its bespoke secondary glazing systems. The introduction of secondary glazing, which is fitted to the room side of a building, is one of the most effective solutions for combating outside noise, and a reduction of 45dB is achievable when there is a gap of at least 100mm. Hamyard hotel feature image

Series 80 horizontal sliding

Three different unit styles were used, one of which was the Series 80 horizontal slider, typically used for larger windows as it can hold upto 12mm thick glass. Acoustic laminated glass was used, which absorbs the outside noise levels, to assist in creating a more peaceful and relaxing environment – as well as a good night's sleep. A total of 37 openings were treated with the secondary glazing, finished in a dark grey colour to match the existing primary windows, making them as inconspicuous as possible. As testament to the detailed planning throughout the design and build phases, their efforts were rewarded with the Hotel gaining a BREEAM Excellent rating.