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Gary George
  • Gary George
  • Contracts Manager

The Hidden

Services provided:

  • Partitions
  • 1st
  • Flooring
  • Installation of welfare facilities
  • Decorating

St James Homes set Rainsford the challenge of providing temporary accommodation facilities in the underground maze of the Hidden nightclub in the centre of Lambeth. The accommodation was built to service their exclusive new development, the Merano residences.

Rainsford delivered our full service including partitions, flooring, installation of a kitchen and bathroom facilities, carpentry and decorating. The utmost care was taken to ensure that the structure of the arches was not undermined, with retaining steel structures installed where necessary.

With a tight 8 week timescale, Rainsford created a dynamic, practical space that will be the home of the St James team for up to 3 years.

Project Features

- Welfare facilities were created underneath the railway arches.
- The project was completed within a tight 8 week timescale.
- Complete strip out and reconfiguration of existing 'Hidden' nightclub.
- Servicing the exclusive Merano Residences development.

The Challenge

To provide a comfortable and practical space for site teams during a 3 year development, providing all aspects of temporary welfare. To include a kitchen, canteen, toilet facilities, a drying room and offices.

The Location

A series of tunnels and rooms underneath the railway arches, the existing site of the ‘Hidden’ nightclub. The structure required steel frame support in places to ensure that it was not undermined.

The Result

Rainsford breathed new life into the venue, creating clean, open spaces to inspire productivity.

The use of partitions reconfigured the existing plan of the venue and maximised the space available, with new flooring and decoration throughout, making the venue both contemporary and practical.

The arches themselves have not only been retained and protected, but have been made a striking visual design feature.