There was no gambling with quality when expert fit-out specialists Beck Interiors opted for Howe Green access covers for the refurbishment of one of the West End’s most famous buildings, The Hippodrome.
Providing easy and reliable access to services such as HVAC, electrics and data was an inconspicuous but nonetheless vital part of the £40million project to transform this historic landmark into London’s newest international-style gaming centre.
A winning combination of Howe Green’s 3500, 5000 and 7500 Series access covers was selected for various size and load bearing requirements and to suit the different types of flooring within the building. These included screeded areas in basement and back of house with raised timber floors front of house and in gaming and entertainment zones. The project also called for more than 40 of Howe Green’s 5000 series access covers to be made to order with bespoke cable outlets to serve the sea of machines on The Hippodrome’s busy gaming floors. Featuring double seals to meet the highest standards of hygiene and security, the access covers are corrosion and maintenance-free and designed to fit perfectly flush with their surround to avoid distortion and prevent any slips or trips.
Les Dedman, Projects Director at Beck Interiors commented, “We chose Howe Green’s access covers because of their quality and reliability and in the confidence that the product supplied was going to achieve all the varying requirements”.
The Hippodrome has been through many guises since it opened in 1900 with Charlie Chaplin performing on opening night. It now promises visitors modern day glamour and razzmatazz over 5 floors with bars, restaurant and shows as well as state-of the-art gaming. Howe Green’s quality access solutions will make for easy maintenance of the building, helping it meet the demands of the many thousands of visitors expected to walk through it’s doors each year.