Athens 2023 | Plaster

Langley Park House

United KingdomUnited KingdomCompany Name: George Jackson Ltd

Project description

A luxurious hotel in an 18th century Grade 2* listed Palladian mansion, fitted out to the very highest standards. Extensive heritage plasterwork repairs, along with beautifully crafted Glass Reinforced Gypsum (GRG) ceilings to a hotel and 2000m2 Spa.

The interface with the existing listed building fabric was of primary importance and the package also captured heritage lime plaster, fibrous plaster and GRG cornice repairs.

Main information

Building size

3 000 m²

Building purpose / type


Building owner name

Khalid Affara

Architect name



Company name: George Jackson Ltd

Main Representative: Mrs Xana Haley-Serra

Number of collaborators: 25

Specialties: Manufacture and installation of specialist plasterwork

Founded in: 1780

Biography: George Jackson began trading in 1780, introducing fibrous plaster to the UK. Today we still offer market-leading design, manufacture and installation of specialist plasterwork. Whilst we have a rich heritage, we are a forward looking team that ensures health and safety is a priority and that deadlines and budgets are met.
Our collection of reverse cut hardwood moulds is one of the largest in the world, used by architects and interior designers as a source of inspiration when developing their schemes.

Contractor: Mrs Xana Haley-Serra

Contractor: Multiplex

Main representative: Mr. John Flecker

Contractor: Stortford Interiors

Main representative: Mr. Jim Sheehan

Key Challenges

  • Time was of the essence; the client had a tight timescale in which to complete the works due to the grand opening of this 5-star hotel.

  • Challenges of working in tight spaces especially corridors, however, therefore GRG is a good solution as most of the work is done in our workshop and installation time on site can be reduced.

  • Technical challenges were the use of correct materials in the right locations (to ensure that the solutions were sympathetic to the building’s heritage).

Key Achievements

  • Very few companies have the ability to carry out heritage and modern work on such a large scale, therefore, we were perfectly placed to carry out this work. It involved tight communication between us and our client the dry-liner to ensure the work was completed on time. It also need to be of the highest quality for a 5 star hotel which we were able to achieve.

  • A quote from an industry expert about the project “The final installation is of the highest quality.”

  • Around 50% of the decorative features had to be replaced, but the replacements, together with a myriad of handcrafted alterations on site, integrate seamlessly into what is a truly spectacular final result.

Owner’s testimonial
Khalid Affara
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Architect’s testimonial
The practice is committed to the sustainable development of our buildings and spaces.

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