Marriott Hotel, Kensington

abseiling services

Abseiling engineering services

Repair Abseiling Limited professional abseiling team successfully planned and completed a challenging abseiling lifting operation to remove the huge, 9.5 meter long, heavy 450 Kg weight “Marriott” sign from the top of the 25 meter high atrium of Marriott Hotel, Kensington. This project was one of our most outstanding, interesting and challenging rope access engineering project in our practice. Our special abseiling services covers any engineering abseiling project, lifting, lowering, rigging, installation and movement what require rope access and special abseiling techniques. This special rigging (sign installation) project at Marriott Hotel, Kensington required precise planning, calculation and performance. As this sign was hanging 25 metres above a fragile glass roof section of the glass atrium and this heavy weight structure had to be removed without any touch or damage of this fragile area the professional performance was essential. The limited space in the lobby, the fragile glass atrium and glass roof below have made this project a little bit complicated. As any powered access, crane operation or other solution cannot be calculated in this fully glazed atrium, the rope access was the only option for this delicate operation. Two of our professionals have set the rigging and operated on the high level metal structure of the atrium. They have set up all parts of this operation, detached the previously isolated electricity supply cables, lifted up the structure with 2 x 2:1 pulley system to set the structure free from the fixings and lowered the sign down. The other two men team managed all other tasks and horizontal movement on the ground level. Our professional abseiler team planned, prepared and completed this challenging project safely and seamlessly with minimum disruption of the main entrance and lobby area of this really busy hotel building. Twenty five years in this special industry and many other similar successfully completed projects prepared our team to accomplish this outstanding project with excellence.


Window cleaning and surface cleaning of the atrium

Next to this challenging engineering project, our professional team cleaned all inaccessible surfaces of this remarkable atrium. As it is a busy lobby area even in a hotel building, the cleaning of these surfaces wasn’t possible (and completed) in the last 13 years, what have made this window cleaning project another challenge for our team. All vertical glass lines are separated by meter wide glass fins and their own bracing system, what made the rigging and access really complicated and the cleaning work extremely difficult. Cleaning the dust and dirt of 13 years was also a big challenge, but the final result has reinforced our reputation. The achieved sparkle clean quality make a huge difference between the view of before and after. Our abseiler team also repaired and fixed the loose parts of the wooden clad meanwhile the general cleaning and dust vacuuming was going on. This cladding repair just was an addition to the main cleaning project, but the perfect completion was unimaginable without this extra work.

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