Tim O'Leary, Director at T.O.L Decorators Ltd, commented on the project: “The new owners placed a heavy emphasis on quality and keeping faithful to the original look and feel of the hotel. As the hotel is a listed building, we had to be careful with how the building was renovated and what materials were used on this project. It certainly wasn’t your regular decorating job. Given the age of the hotel, there was always a new issue arising, so we had to think on our feet and adapt from room to room.
“Attention to detail was essential. For example, the Grand Ballrooms had to be hand painted to ensure the fine detailing within the plaster wasn't lost. The client was happy with the end results and we’re incredibly proud to have worked on such a prestigious building in Birmingham’s history. It’s great that we can still visit the hotel and view the brilliant work that the team carried out.”
The judges were impressed with the comprehensive preparation required on this project to counteract the years of neglect on this substantially sized building, as well as the high skill levels required to work on a heritage building of this type. The T.O.L Decorators Ltd team were commended for the attention to detail shown, particularly on ceilings and in the ballroom, with quality finishes noted across the board.
To find out more about T.O.L Decorators Ltd, visit: www.toldecorators.com.