Case Study:
Andaz London Liverpool Street

Andaz London Liverpool Street - Reception & Communal Areas by CGA Integration


Located in the heart of east London, Andaz London Liverpool Street opened as one of London’s original railway hotels ‘The Great Eastern Hotel’ in 1884.  The hotel is housed in a beautiful redbrick Victorian building and was designed by the architects of London’s Houses of Parliament.  CGA Integration have designed and installed a new sound system in the refurbished Andaz Lounge, the hotel’s main lobby, that also includes a bar complete with DJ equipment, which complements the already refurbished rooms, suites, restaurants and bars


There were three different ceiling heights across the area to be refurbished, with no ceiling void to house speakers in the highest ceiling and a mirrored low ceiling in the “First Class Lounge”. CGA Integration addressed this by installing shallow profile speakers where standard voids were not available and wall mounted speakers finished to a Ral colour to minimise visual impact in the “First Class Lounge”. 


To continue with the ‘original railway hotel’ feel, the DJ console in the bar-lounge area was built into a luggage facade. All audio was centralised in the hotel’s IT racks, where there was a feed from the hotel’s music player. The systems installed also have the added reassurance of remote network support from CGA Integration.


Otto Steenbeek, General Manager of Andaz London Liverpool Street added “it was important to create the right atmosphere in this area, as it is the first experience guests have of our hotel.  CGA have designed and installed a sound system that both works well with the interior design and provides us with the flexibility we need for the way this space will be used.”