Contractor: John Mowlem and Company plc/Carillion
Client: W S Atkins
Type of works: Supply and install architectural grade doorsets, restoration works to existing doors, panelling and marquetry architrave
Situated in the heart of the City of London, Guildhall has been the City powerhouse since the twelfth century, and is associated with both Sir Christopher Wren and Sir Horace Jones. Today, 800 years on, the medieval landmark acts as a grand setting for glittering banquets in honour of visiting Heads of State and other dignitaries, royal occasions, and receptions for major historical anniversaries.
Ahmarra won the £1.5 million contract, undertaken for John Mowlem (now part of Carillion plc), this prestigious project offered a rare opportunity to work on a magnificent medieval Grade 1 listed landmark.
Ahmarra supplied and installed architectural grade new doorsets, curved doorsets, restoration works to existing doors, veneered panelling, and associated joinery. The ability to address a number of specialised requirements and craftsmanship was recognised, and the quality of design and finish was enhanced by the use of the marquetry.