Case Studies

Jet Aire carries out renovation at Malmaison Hotel development

Jet Aire Services carried out comprehensive drainage renovation as part of the Malmaison hotel development in York.

Leeds-based developer, Broadley Group, is converting and extending a landmark office building on the corner of Rougier Street to create a 150-bedroom boutique hotel designed by DLG Architects. Jet Aire conducted a CCTV condition survey which identified the need for major remedial works throughout the drainage network. The company then carried out excavation to remove and replace rusted gullies and manhole chambers throughout the site. A subsequent phase involved the descaling of pipes using an advanced lateral cutter, followed by ambient re-lining, CIPP patching and robotic cutting to re-open all connections.

Jet Aire Services Managing Director, Charlie Kirk, said:

“Jet Aire Services were delighted to play a key role in this high-profile development which will deliver one of the city’s most attractive luxury hotels. We have invested in advanced equipment to enable us to tender for works of this nature, including a new lateral cutter supplied Picote Solutions, a global innovator and manufacturer of trenchless tools. The cutter is a vital resource for small diameter drains and is ideal for cast iron, concrete and clay pipes. It provided a speedy and cost-effective solution as part of our wider programme on behalf of Broadley Group.”

Constructed in the 1960s, the original office building at Rougier Street was known as Yorkshire House and formerly occupied by Aviva. DLG Architects’ design for the new Malmaison hotel includes a sky bar in a roof top extension and a single storey extension in the space between Yorkshire House and the Cedar Court Grand Hotel. The development is scheduled for completion in the second or third quarter of 2019.