Hi-Macs Hoovers up

Seamless Hi-Macs worktops in the apartments at the Hoover building.

IDM Properties has renovated and restored the landmark Art Deco Hoover building in London, creating 66 luxury apartments with Hi-Macs solid surfaces.

The Hoover Building on Western Avenue was listed Grade II in 1980 and its renovation has included retaining many of the original Art Deco features, including grand staircases with wrought-iron bannisters, mouldings and cornices, terrazzo flooring in the lobby and the original green colour scheme in the hallways, not to mention the sumptuous façade of this emblematic building.

The apartments created combine contemporary style with modern features in open-plan living areas.

Central to these living spaces are the kitchens, where Hi-Macs from LG Hausys is used for the countertops, produced by Solid Fabrications in Belfast and supplied by James Latham.

They are in Hi-Macs Andromeda, which fits nicely with the custom-made cupboards and the built-in appliances (which are all Hoover brand).

Hi-Macs was chosen because it can be joined seamlessly, making it appear to be fashioned from a single piece of material and because it is resistant to staining and discolouration while being hygienic for food handling.