Case study: Bankside

Cutting-edge solution for a stylish and sophisticated setting

Bankside Hotel is part of the Autograph Collection, a network of upmarket independently owned and operated hotels across the globe. All hotels in the group have a unique character, with a firm focus on design that’s expressed through handpicked furniture and eclectic artworks.

Bankside Hotel approached CRE based on our work with other high-end hotels. They wanted us to develop solutions for their meeting rooms, restaurant and communal areas.

New challenges, innovative ideas

Key to the project was a ‘white-box’ space. This was a completely new concept : a 20m x 20m space that’s completely flexible and adaptable to the needs of the hotel’s clients. The space had to allow for a multiplicity of configurations, with presentation available on any number of video inputs and outputs.

CRE designed a solution that allows the staff to configure the space without any outside help, so they don’t need to call in a CRE engineer. An intuitive, bespoke interface gives the hotel staff a simple, non-technical solution to manage and monitor the facilities.

In addition to the white-box space, we also provided a fully-equipped function suite, with three meeting rooms that include local audio, as well as hardwired and wireless presentation facilities.

We delivered a high-end music solution in the restaurant, dining and communal areas, as well as a video-conferencing facility and digital signage.

CRE worked throughout with several IT suppliers to coordinate and integrate the project.

More than met our expectations

“CRE have a unique ability to take up a challenge and run with it. They combine creativity, technical expertise and an unwavering focus on service. The solution they delivered more than met our expectations. I’d recommend them unhesitatingly.”

Colin Farquharson

Property Manager, Amerimar Enterprises