Favourite projects: The Savoy

When the world-famous five star, Grade 2 listed Savoy Hotel shut in December 2007 to enable a £220m, 268 luxury rooms and suites complete restoration and refurbishment, it was first time it had closed to customers in its 118-year history.

Our initial ‘no pressure’ challenge was to act as cost consultant and project manager for the whole project, finishing by installing the final accessories and artwork. The works involved major structural alterations and complete replacement of all mechanical and electrical services, and extensive repair and restoration to the building itself.