Hide is a new restaurant and bar by Hedonism Wines and Ollie Dabbous. Heyne Tillett Steel developed the structural engineering approach for the dramatic timber staircase and interior reconfiguration of the building. The centrepiece is a beautifully crafted wooden staircase in the form of an organic tree stalk.
The biggest challenge was to seamlessly integrate steel plated reinforcements into the timber design. Detailed connections were key and provide adequate strength while remaining concealed within the timber carcass. The stair was constructed in phases. The curved slab edges were installed first, followed by the steel elements from basement up, with the timber cladding following on behind.
The stair was first erected in the GD Staircases workshop in Poland to identify any unforeseen issues prior to being dismantled, shipped to the UK, and installed on-site.