Construction partner named for ‘flexible stay’ London hotel development
A Farringdon-based construction specialist has been named as the main contractor on a new hospitality development in central London.
RED Construction has been officially appointed by The Portfolio Club (TPC), a joint venture between pension delivery organisation APG and real estate investment advisory London Central Portfolio (LCP), to deliver the comprehensive transformation of a period building in South Kensington into a premium flexible stay hotel development.
The firm will be working with TPC on a complete reconfiguration and refurbishment of the 130,000 sq ft space at 5-25 Harrington Gardens, formally known as the Harrington Hall Hotel.
Due for completion in spring 2022, the flexible stay residents’ club will feature a range of club flats across nine floors, as well as a destination bar and bistro café open to the public. There will also be two private bars: one within a garden courtyard under a newly created atrium, the other being a whisky bar located in the vaults with a club-like atmosphere.
In addition, private members will have access to exclusive amenities such as a fully equipped leisure space with a vitality pool, spa, gym, steam room, sauna, yoga area and treatment rooms.
Graham Sturge, managing director of Farringdon-based RED Construction, commented: “This is a landmark project for RED Construction and a high-profile partnership with TPC.
“Having the opportunity to work alongside the joint venture and input into the development of both the building and the new brand is extremely exciting. We pride ourselves on our unique knowledge and ability to work on complex builds whilst fully understanding and integrating our client’s requirements.
“Utilising our strong relationships and supply chain we are able to deliver on our entry tendered commitments of cost, quality and programme and this development will be no exception.”
Naomi Heaton, CEO at The Portfolio Club, added: “We wanted a trustworthy and highly skilled construction firm to deliver our vision of apartment-style living for our hotel guests.
“RED Construction has significant knowledge of prime London neighbourhoods and has completed projects with similar obstacles to overcome.
“This, and their understanding of our brand, made RED the perfect partner for this development, which marks the first of a series of acquisitions and the launch of our new hospitality concept.”
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