Brand flagship launches – Native Bankside
Leading UK aparthotel operator Native has officially launched its flagship Native Bankside aparthotel in London’s popular riverside visitor destination.
The first in a string of new openings from Native, Bankside will add to the brand’s existing portfolio of over 25 properties across the UK.
Located on historic Bear Gardens, Native Bankside sees a complete regeneration of an 18th century tea warehouse into an aparthotel offering 75 studios, one and two bedroom apartments furnished by Conran Contracts.
With 24-hour check-in, free high speed Wi-Fi and a communal workspace, this new aparthotel offers a real ‘home from home’ experience targeting both corporate and leisure travellers.
Native has taken measures to preserve the heritage of the building with polished concrete, exposed brick walls and the original arched warehouse windows.
The building is BREEAM excellent rated offering a substantially reduced emission allocation to corporate clients tracking their carbon emissions through the Carbon Disclosure Project.
Guy Nixon, CEO of Native said: “This has been a rare opportunity to take a beautiful heritage building in one of London’s most culturally vibrant areas and transform it into a stylish aparthotel.
“The launch of Native Bankside is the first milestone in plans to expand our aparthotel business in all major cities across the UK and will set a benchmark for the category in terms of design.”
Perfectly located a short walk from cultural attractions such as Shakespeare’s Globe and Borough Market, Native Bankside is the brand’s flagship London property and one of the capital’s leading aparthotels – a sector that has shown record growth in recent years.
Native is opening a further two new aparthotels, including Native Glasgow and Native Manchester at The London Warehouse, opening in January 2019.
Native provide unique apartments where guests have space and freedom to feel right at home right away, in eclectic buildings of all styles, shapes and sizes offering authentic local experiences.
These provide the perfect base for those looking to break free from the shackles of hotel rules and don’t want to run the risk of an unresponsive host or lack of privacy.
Native was founded by Guy Nixon, who spotted a gap in the market and decided to offer extended stay travellers all the benefits of apartment living coupled with the service and flexibility of a hotel.
Inox Technical Lighting
Inox Technical Lighting is a lighting specialist designing and supplying innovative products throughout the hospitality and leisure sector. The company has been in operation since 2003 and is backed by a team who boast strong technical knowledge and design skills.
Over the past 15 years, Inox Technical Lighting has built up a packed portfolio of projects including Four Degree restaurant in Vauxhall, Hastings Library and Gymbox in both Victoria & Elephant and Castle. Clients include Royal Yacht Hotel, Loughborough University, Jaguar Land-Rover, Daylesford Organics, JCB and PWC amongst others.
Recently, Inox Technical Lighting has been involved with the work on Native Bankside. Commenting on the project, Mark Saunders, Inox Technical Lighting, said:
“We were contacted by the electrical contractor, Diva Electrical, to help value-engineer this project as it was going over budget. Following the original designers intent, we engineered the guestroom and corridor lighting design to rationalise the number and performance of luminaires, then sourced alternative products that retained the required aesthetic at a greatly reduced cost.
“It was a great project to be involved with, as it clearly demonstrated how we can value-engineer a project with minimal compromise on the original design.”
“At Inox Technical Lighting we pride ourselves on our skills, both technical & design, as well as our collection of unique products that any supplier would be proud of.”