Universal win FX Award for ‘Best Hotel’



Universal were proud to win the 'Best Hotel' FX Award for their work on Ace Hotel London. Judges comments include 'Creative and authentic design' and 'this is a hotel with personality that resonates with the place it is located'

Universal Design Studio win European Hotel Design Award



Universal and EPR architects won the 'Best Architecture Renovation' award at the EHDA's last night for their work on Ace Hotel. "The judges felt the building had been completely transformed..creating a great legacy for its creator Alex Calderwood and a new hotel London should be proud of."

Best Refurbishment and Renovation award for Ace Hotel



Universal won the Best Refurbishment and Renovation award at the Brick Awards 2014 for their work on Ace Hotel London. A dark, rich coloured Ketley Blue was specified for the exterior to create a contemporary look, whilst approximately 20,000 full facing bricks and 11,000 brick specials were used on soffits and upstands with a mix of bonds. The Ace Hotel, worked on by brickwork contractor Winchmore Brickwork, proved to be a huge hit with judges who commented on the high quality refurbishment and craftsmanship.

Winners of Excellence in Hospitality Design at the Gold Key Awards



Universal have won an internationally recognised Gold Key Award for the 'Best Lobby' at Ace Hotel London.

The Queen opens the Science Museum’s Information Age gallery



It was a great honour to have The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh open the Information Age gallery at the Science Museum this morning. She also sent her first ever tweet from the gallery "It is a pleasure to open the Information Age exhibition today at the @ScienceMuseum and I hope people will enjoy visiting. Elizabeth R."

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