BECK will be heading to the IHIF Conference in Berlin between 7 – 9 March. Every year the event brings together over 2,000 key players in the hotel industry. If you are also attending IHIF 2016 and would like to arrange a meeting with us, please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 020 8974 0500.
We look forward to seeing you there!
BECK have been appointed to fit out the New Gallery, adjoining the Harley Gallery on the Welbeck Estate. Visitors will enter the new gallery through a glazed entrance pavilion set within the grounds of the existing Harley Gallery, built in 1994 and honoured with a Civic Trust Award the following year.
The gallery will be housed within the walls of the Tan Gallop, a structure previously used for training race horses. The gallery areas have been designed as a place of delight and surprise, which evoke the spirit of Welbeck through their materiality, changing scales and texture. The architectural concept, by Hugh Broughton Architects creates a structure for John Ronayne’s exhibition design and allows placement of The Portland Collection at centre stage, whilst also celebrating light, space and volume.
“I am delighted that BECK have won the fit-out contract for this gallery of previously unseen treasures. Over four decades, BECK have built many of my museum projects, at the V&A and elsewhere. BECK’s support in solving problems and their attention to the quality of execution and finish has always been impressive. ” said exhibition designer John Ronayne, of Ronayne Design.
Praise doesn’t come much higher than ‘Best New Hotel in the World’, but at BECK we’re not surprised that Rosewood has received accolades such as this. As soon as you step into the hotel you are immersed in elegance and luxury. Every aspect of the materials and finishes has been meticulously designed and crafted.
Opened in January 2014, Rosewood offers ‘ultra-luxury’ accommodation across 262 bedrooms and 44 suites. Housed in a grand Edwardian building – the original headquarters of the Pearl Assurance Company, built in 1914 – it combines English design heritage with contemporary sophistication, reflecting its proximity to the heart of one of the world’s most vibrant cities.
In collaboration with EPR Architects, tonychi and associates and Martin Brudnizki Design Studio, BECK undertook the role of main contractor and fit out specialist. We were responsible for the fit out of the public areas, guestrooms and suites, which we carried out under two separate phased contracts
There are head-turning details everywhere, such as 8,000 pieces of rose bronze set around a steel frame to create the golden glow entrance screen, horsehair wall panels in the suites and alpaca tiles in the lift lobby. BECK managed a number of specialist craftspeople against challenging deadlines to create these and many more diverse elements of the design scheme. We worked closely with the design team to realise their vision, sourcing many varied and some unique finishes from Italy, Spain, Argentina and America.
Moreover, through careful phasing, we achieved all this whilst allowing the existing hotel to remain open – indeed it was a fundamental requirement that all guests still experienced a 5-star stay, whilst refurbishment works progressed. And the results? Well, the awards speak for themselves . . .