Client: Citygate Developments / Hughes Electrical
Services: Structural Engineering
Hughes Electrical wanted to provide a showcase property in Great Yarmouth, and acquired the site of the former Two Bears Hotel adjacent to the Haven Bridge.
The planning permision to redevelop the site insisted that the two iconic ornamental bears that stood on the top of the front facade must be preserved, although it was not specified what was to happen to them.
As the design progressed, Hughes Electrical suggested the bears be included in the design of the new building.
Horizon Structures redesigned the front elevation to include plinths to support the 2 tonne statues, allowing the bears to watch over the entrance to Great Yarmouth once again.