Szerelmey GB were contracted to carry out an extensive package of works including new build stonework, brickwork and refurbishment of the historic University Arms Hotel, Cambridge. We were responsible for the new brick work façade, installing a single brick wall restrained back to the concrete slab edge using stainless steel restraints. In addition we installed the Clipsham stone plinths and precast cills, string courses and copings. The front façade of the building is dominated by a Porte Cochere which Szerelmey constructed using loadbearing Clipsham stone cladding at 150mm thickness and varying lengths. The stone columns are solid, free standing and load bearing. Each column is 3.5m high x 800mm diameter, constructed in three pieces and with decorative capitals. Stainless steel rods were threaded through the columns to stabilise the pieces.
University Arms Hotel
Client: CUA Property Ltd
Principal Contractor: Carter
Architect: John Simpson Architects
Package Value: £2.2M