The Ned wins big at the AHEAD Awards November 2017 – Latest
AHEAD, the Awards for Hospitality Experience and Design, has revealed its winners in a ceremony at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London.
The Ned won four out of the six categories it was nominated for, including the highly anticipated award of the night, The AHEAD Europe Hotel of the Year!
Event Spaces – The Ned, London, UK
Restaurant – Millie’s Lounge at The Ned, London, UK
Spa & Wellness – Ned’s Club Relax at The Ned, London, UK
The AHEAD Europe Hotel of the Year – The Ned, London, UK
Elliott Wood was required to transform the Grade I listed, 375,000 square feet, Lutyens designed Old Midland Bank into a 250+ bedroom luxury hotel, a new and exclusive ‘destination’ at the heart of the City of London. The building would also include nine restaurants; six Grade II listed function rooms, four beauty spaces, two swimming pools, two rooftop dome bars, one Turkish bath and a boxing ring – all under, and of top of, one roof.
From the outset of the project Elliott Wood undertook extensive problem solving to deal with the complexity of the existing building during construction with clear communication to communicate proposed solutions to the contract and design team. The design programme was quick and efficient, ensuring works were completed as soon as possible, from the first stage of due diligence in September 2012 to completion in April 2017. In short, the building would not have been able to function as a hotel or have retained the vast majority of the existing listed fabric of the building, without the careful structural interventions Elliott Wood made.