Suffolk-based window company completes major project at the Grand Hotel in Brighton

The Grand Hotel in Brighton, where SEH Commercial has completed a major window replacement project

The Grand Hotel in Brighton, where SEH Commercial has completed a major window replacement project - Credit: Archant

The commercial arm of Ipswich-based windows and conservatories installer SEH BAC has hailed the success of project involving extensive work at one of the UK’s most iconic hospitality buildings.

John Savage, managing director of SEH BAC.
Photo: Andrew Briggs

John Savage, managing director of SEH BAC. Photo: Andrew Briggs - Credit: Archant

SEH Commercial was commissioned to install more than 50 windows at the Grand Hotel in Brighton, which was extensively rebuilt following an IRA bomb attack during the Conservative Party Conference in 1984 and has just undergone a multi-million revamp to equip it for the 21st Century.

John Savage, managing director of SEH BAC, said: “This was a challenging but incredibly rewarding project for us.

“The hotel’s coastal location means its windows need to be able to take whatever the elements can throw at them, while ensuring the building retains its iconic look. Some of the products were extremely large too, including top-hung casements that were up to 1,700 x 900cm in size.

“What’s more, the establishment remained open for business as usual throughout the project, meaning we had to work as quickly, quietly and efficiently as possible.

The Grand Hotel in Brighton, where SEH Commercial has completed a major window replacement project

The Grand Hotel in Brighton, where SEH Commercial has completed a major window replacement project - Credit: Archant


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“Now all work has been completed, though, we’re delighted with the finished result – and, more importantly, so is the client. We hope to work with the Grand Brighton Hotel again in the future.”

The Grand Hotel, which has 201 bedrooms and conference facilities for up to 800 guests, has been a standout feature on Brighton’s seafront for more than 150 years.

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At the time of its completion in 1864 it was one of the most technologically advanced hotels in the world, including a “Vertical Omnibus”, a hydraulic lift powered by cisterns situated on the building’s roof.

SEH BAC, part of Ipswich-based One Group Construction, operates 17 show centres across the South-East, East Anglia and the Home Counties, with more planned in the near future.

The Grand Hotel in Brighton, where SEH Commercial has completed a major window replacement project

The Grand Hotel in Brighton, where SEH Commercial has completed a major window replacement project - Credit: Archant

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