Leisure & Hospitality

The Bloomsbury Hotel Restaurant  

Leisure & Hospitality

The Bloomsbury Hotel Restaurant  


was specified to design and install bespoke glass partitions, internal and external fire-rated glazing, for The Bloomsbury Hotel, the restaurant in Central London.

The hotel was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens who was an English architect known for imaginatively adapting traditional architectural styles to the requirements of his era; He was very well known for his commercial and residential projects which were completed through the 18th and 19th centuries. To keep in line with traditional London architecture, art deco style internal and external glazing was supplied and installed.  

To allow the light to continue to flow through the restaurant while not closing off the open space, IQ installed fire-rated Mondrian® glass partitions throughout the hospitality space. Large, fixed screens were installed, with single-hinged doors offering access between spaces to ensure a safe fire escape route.  

Steel-framed internal glass partitions were also installed in the restaurant to create enclosed spaces in the seating area, the screens are so minimalistic due to the slim sightlines. A unique configuration of adhered glazing bars was designed for the internal glass partitions, with large vertical bars with meet sparse horizontal glazing bars, they add a subtle feature to the interior design without interrupting the feature of the internal steel systems. 

IQ Projects also designed glazing for the higher floors of The Bloomsbury Hotel, 12 EI30 Steel framed internal glass partitions were supplied for floors 1-6 of the higher floors. The location of these was to line the internal light well and reduce fire from disrupting the fire escape routes from the highest floor of the building.  

Where fire-rated glazing is required, IQ Projects has various fire-rated door solutions to meet the integrity and insulation requirements and protect the occupants in the event of a fire.  

The glazing was specified to be heat soak tested. The heat soak testing process ensures the glass installed is less at risk of spontaneous breakage due to nickel sulphide inclusion. This is particularly important for glass on high floors or in hard-to-reach locations, where it would be difficult to access for maintenance. 

PRODUCTS: Commercial Fire Rated Glazing
TYPE: Leisure & Hospitality


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Chloe Thompson

After completing her undergrad degree in Interior design, Chloe decided to join the architectural glazing industry and now works on social media strategies, writes content and manages the day to day marketing for IQ's commercial division.

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