BECK HOSTS EVENING DRINKS RECEPTION AT NOMAD LONDON
Last Wednesday, BECK welcomed over 80 guests from the worlds of hospitality, interiors and museums, for an evening drinks reception at the location of our former projects, NoMad London.
The hotel is located in a Grade II listed building, formerly home to Bow Street Magistrates Court and Police Station. Infamous for trying political activist Emmeline Pankhurst, playwright Oscar Wilde and the Kray twins.
Works on the hotel concluded last year and saw a full restoration of the building, three new basement levels, 91 new guest suites and exquisite front-of-house areas with a soaring glass atrium. The project brought the NoMad brand to Europe for the first time.
The majestic Magistrates Ballroom and Bar were the setting for the winter drinks, where reception and guests were treated to champagne cocktails and canapes.
Attendees from BECK included Chris Galloway; Group Managing Director, Mark Banham, Group Board Director and Jonathan Dart; Group Financial Director, along with fellow board directors Dan Herron, Brian Hutchison, Rob Brownett, Shaun Carvalho, Edward Kent, Chris Lawrenson, Roy Smith and Vanessa Budd in Business Development.
The fit-out and construction industries have experienced a variety of challenges over the past year, largely brought about by the Covid 19 pandemic. As some of the most experienced and innovative minds from the industry came together, discussions were had on the lessons learned from the last 12 months and the hopes all industries have for the year ahead.
In his welcome speech, Chris Galloway spoke of the projects the company is proud to have completed recently; NoMad London, the all-new Carlton Tower Jumeirah in Knightsbridge, Bermonds Locke, an urban oasis in Bermondsey, a fantastic visitor centre at Nottingham Castle, a thoughtful exhibition space for the V&A in Dundee, and the brand-new Holocaust Galleries for the Imperial War Museum in London.
He also revealed the projects the team are currently engaged on. The latest Mandarin Oriental hotel & residences in Hanover Square, the New Eidyn luxury residential scheme in Edinburgh, the amazing Grand Egyptian Museum and the world-famous Burrell Collection in Scotland.
Finally, Chris spoke of what else the company will be focussing on in 2022; greater sustainability, championing our staff, giving back to the local community and welcoming the latest round of apprentices to the BECK in-house workshop, where they will begin their three-year journey to become qualified joiners.
Later in the evening, guests were invited to visit a delicious taco station in the historic, hand-painted ballroom. For many guests, it was their first-time visiting NoMad London. The hotel opened earlier this year to much fanfare and has quickly established itself as one of London’s go-to luxury, boutique hotels. It was fantastic to hear feedback from industry professionals across the board on the quality of the project finish and beautiful design.