Case Study

Great Scotland Yard Hotel

Location: London

Great Scotland Yard Hotel, London

This former Scotland Yard Police HQ and Ministry of Defence building are located in Westminister, London. Transformed into a luxury hotel in December 2019, the Great Scotland Yard Hotel is a 5-star establishment adorned with some of the sectors’ most intricate and bespoke ironmongery.

John Planck Ltd was contracted by Galliard Construction to deliver a comprehensive ironmongery schedule to over 750 doors for this project. From bespoke door handles, hinges to door knobs, the team designed and manufactured a range of unique standout pieces.

Key features of the ironmongery design include:

  • a hexagonal-shaped lever handle to the ground floor public areas
  • a colonial-style lever to the bedroom areas.
  • decorative ‘Elephant Head’ design pull handles
  • bespoke shaped lever handle backplates to compliment detailing on door paneling
  • bespoke-centered lock cases to suit
  • differing sized concealed hinges to suit the door construction and weights
  • ‘power transfer’ hinges for access control solenoid locks within the doors
  • bespoke ‘bent’ key shape hooks to ensuite doors
  • sliding and swinging door automation
  • covered euro escutcheons to riser door cylinder locks
  • automatic acoustic drop-down seals to bedroom entrances
  • skirting and corridor wall corner guards
  • electronic RFID locker locks to the gymnasium area
  • bar foot rail and brackets
  • elephant shaped hooks
  • monogram ‘glass’ doorknobs with Great Scotland Yard logo
  • sliding pocket door gear, including to suit single panel over 3m wide and 2.5m tall

This Grade II listed Edwardian building is a delightful example of how architectural ironmongers can enhance even the most complex hotel renovation projects. You can read more about this project here.


Hallway Lighting

Decorative Hallway Lighting

Elephant Head pull handle

Ornate Pull Handle