London’s first Waldorf Astoria property is set to open in Admiralty Arch in 2025, with site accommodation for the restoration provided by Portakabin.

In total, Portakabin installed 56 site accommodation modules spread over four-storeys, which will be in place at this iconic location for two years. Delivery of this unique project took a total of four weeks, with seven days of initial install followed by three weeks of fit out and completion.

The Portakabin site accommodation team worked in close collaboration with Knight Build throughout the design process and during the install to deliver the project in what was a very logistically challenging space, on to a 7m high gantry adjacent to a busy Trafalgar Square.

The space provided will accommodate up to 350 contract workers and will be used for both office and welfare facilities.

Tracy Hilton, Business Development Manager for Site Accommodation at Portakabin said: “It was brilliant to work collaboratively with Knight Build on both the design and install process. Installing over 50 modules on a complex and logistically challenging site adjacent to Trafalgar Square is something that my team and I have been proud to deliver.

“It has been amazing to see this whole project come together, from the initial design concept right through to the final fit-out and handover.”

Dominick Gallagher, Health Safety Environmental & Quality Manager at Knight Build Ltd said: “Portakabin worked collaboratively with Knight Build Ltd from the outset helping to deliver a challenging project effortlessly.

From the planning, through to the logistics and installation, every minor detail was accounted for, which in turn, resulted in minimum disruption to the residents and local community.

The results are clear for all to see with the accommodation sitting proudly over Admiralty Arch, forming the gateway to The Royal Parks and Buckingham Palace.

Compromising of 100 rooms and up to four residencies, once open the hotel will be known as Admiralty Arch Waldorf Astoria, London and will also feature restaurants, bars, a ballroom and a spa.

Inside you are met with first-class, bright, spacious and eco-friendly offices and welfare accommodation.

The works undertaken and the finished product has been commended by many including visitors, the staff, the local authority and The Royal Parks to name a few.

It was a pleasure working with the Portakabin team and we look forward to our next project together”.