Portview, has once again been named as being one of the best contractors in the business by winning an Interior Excellence accolade at this year’s Global RLI Awards.
Held virtually on 3rd September, Retail and Leisure International’s Global RLI Awards celebrated the most visionary and innovative retail and leisure concepts across the world.
With strong competition from luxury brands including Harrods, Equinox and the Belmond Cadogan Hotel in Chelsea; Portview proved it can compete at the highest level in the industry by winning the Interior Excellence category in recognition of Samsung KX.
The award is the latest in a long line of industry accolades received by Portview within the last twelve months; highlighting the consistently high standards achieved by the company. The trend is set to continue, with the RLI Awards marking the first of several ceremonies Portview is due to attend this year, including the CN Specialist Awards, where its shortlisted for Finishing and Fit-out Specialist of the Year; Mixology; and the highly coveted SBID International Design Awards.
Managing Director of Portview, Simon Campbell said:
“We pride ourselves in delivering world-class projects by thinking outside the box and forming strong, symbiotic relationships with clients, who are equally passionate about quality and pushing the boundaries.”
“This Global RLI award is a great testament to the teamwork and hard work that went into creating Samsung KX, which undoubtedly is one of our most iconic and imaginative projects to date.”
Located within the famous ‘kissing point’ of the Coal Drops Yard development, designed by Thomas Heatherwick; Samsung KX is a new 20,000 sq ft showcase that boasts several bespoke designs that are one-of-a-kind.
Features include an architectural lighting frame embedded within the sales floor to create a curved, illuminated arc in both the east and west ceilings; and a prominent crystal acrylic installation from Korean designer, Saerom Yoon, representing the brand’s heritage in Seoul. The ‘Blue Pillar’ design purposefully replicates a watercolour painting through the use of carefully selected gradient tones and natural textures to provide a light ambience within the space.
The new showcase boasts ample natural light and stunning views overlooking the Coal Drops Yard with floor to ceiling glazing that spans the entire façade. Inside, the space is carefully detailed with premium finishes such as porcelain flooring, a custom engineered steel roof, solid oak furniture and aluminium mosaic tiles.
Simon Campbell continued:
“Samsung KX has definitely been a career highlight for many of us in Portview. Every detail has been carefully crafted by our team to exude a real sense of innovation and discovery with high quality finishes, fine joinery, contemporary furniture, and bespoke feature lighting.
“Not only is it a one-of-a-kind project, but it’s an entirely unique space that has never been seen before in retail, or anywhere in the world for that matter. That is something we’re very proud of.”
Following a mix of work across the high-end residential, hotel, office, restaurant, retail and stadia sectors last year, Portview reported a turnover of £49.4m in recently filed accounts.
Despite the impact of covid-19 on the economy, Portview remains positive about the future with a healthy order-book already lined up for 2021, including a multi-million pound project that is the company’s largest contract on record.