Tensioned fabric entrance canopy for Bloomsbury Hotel


Tensioned fabric entrance canopy by Deans compliments the new  large glazed entrance canopy at the recently refurbished Bloomsbury Hotel in Great Russell Street, London’s City Centre  which we have just installed to protect visitors and to mark the entrance to one of the social areas.  A tensioned fabric entrance canopy serves to both draw attention to the premises and to shelter visitors. At Deans  we have been particularly successful with this type of bespoke solution and the apex style of this installation is particularly suited to buildings in the classical style such as this is.

A major redesign and refurbishment of The Bloomsbury, a 1928 Sir Edwin Lutyens Grade-II listed building, on Great Russell Street in London has been beautifully and sensitively transformed following a multimillion pound investment programme which most recently includes a new reception area, guest Living Room and stunning grand salon bar – The Coral Room. The original entrance at the side of the property has been restored, incorporating the aforementioned  glazed canopy to enhance the guest arrival experience.

Great Russell Street is the location of The headquarters of the Trades Union Congress which is located at Nos. 23-28 (Congress House). The street is also the home of the Contemporary Ceramics Centre, the gallery for the Craft Potters Association of Great Britain, it is also home of  the High Commission of Barbados to the United Kingdom. The closest name associated with the area of Bloomsbury is William de Blemond in the 13th century, who was a  Norman and the first landowner. Edward III acquired Blemond’s manor, and passed it on to the Carthusian monks who governed it until Henry VIII granted it to the Earl of Southampton. The Russell family, hence the reference to Great Russell Street, became the landowners later in the 18th century. Contrary to some beliefs the said William de Blemond bears no responsibility for the creation of the dessert, blancmange, so unloved as the standard lumpy school pudding pushed around the plate remembered  by people of a certain age.

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