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Dorchester Hotel

Handset Tunnel Lining Formwork
Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, London

This service tunnel was constructed below London’s Park Lane linking the two parts of the 5 star Dorchester Hotel.

Access to the site was very restricted and all materials had to be lifted into one of the buildings at first-floor level then moved across the building to where they could be lowered into the shaft prior to assembly. Each formwork ring was accurately tapered so that pairs of rings could be reversed to enable the tunnel to be constructed either straight or curved as required.

Contractor: Joseph Gallagher Ltd