Mandarin Oriental Bankside London hotel development, Thames accommodation building, Southwark guestrooms and branded residences

Mandarin Oriental Bankside London hotel, UK

18 July 2023

Mandarin Oriental to open third London hotel at Bankside Yards, designed by PLP Architecture : Redefining the Boundaries Between Work and City Life.

Design: PLP Architecture

Location: Bankside Yards, Southwark, London, England, UK

Mandarin Oriental Bankside London hotel
image courtesy of Mandarin Oriental Hotels

Mandarin Oriental Bankside London hotel building

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group will open its third London hotel in the British capital in 2028. Situated on London’s South Bank with dramatic views over St Paul’s Cathedral, Mandarin Oriental Bankside, London is positioned ideally to access both the City of London and the West End theatre and shopping districts, offering a perfect base for leisure and business travellers. The hotel will be part of the larger Bankside Yards development, which serves to reconnect the space between the Tate Modern and Blackfriars Station and is centred around the historic railway arches that run through the heart of the site.

The overall property is being developed by an international real estate consortium including Hotel Properties Limited, Native Land Limited and Amcorp Properties Berhad.

The development will comprise a contemporary standalone building, expected to have 171 guestrooms and 70 branded Residences at Mandarin Oriental. The hotel will offer wellness and fitness facilities tailored for those leading active lifestyles. Within a dedicated space, guests will find a comprehensive Spa at Mandarin Oriental, providing signature wellness therapies and beauty treatments, a 25m lap pool, a spacious fitness centre and invigorating heat and water experiences.

Four distinct culinary outlets, located on the first floor and the 19th floor of the building, with views across the city, will make the hotel a destination for locals and visitors alike. Dedicated events spaces include adaptable function and meeting rooms, with pre-function space, an outdoor terrace and an activity space, will ensure it becomes a sought-after destination for events and social occasions. In line with the brand’s continuous commitment to sustainability, the property will benefit from the wider Bankside Yards development plan to be the UK’s first operationally fossil fuel-free major mixed-use development.

The Residences at Mandarin Oriental will offer a refined living experience in the heart of this vibrant new development, providing residents with access to Mandarin Oriental’s legendary service as well as the hotel facilities. The residences will also feature a sky lobby lounge, private roof garden and parking.

“We are excited to announce the development of Mandarin Oriental Bankside, London, which will be a significant addition to the Bankside Yards development and our third Mandarin Oriental property in London,” said James Riley, Group Chief Executive of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. He adds, “We look forward to working with our partners to create a world-class hotel and branded residences that will undoubtedly become a landmark destination in London’s South Bank.”

Alasdair Nicholls, Chief Executive of Native Land, said: “Bankside Yards is a best-in-class mixed-use destination, devised by Native Land and its partners in the most central riverside location in London. The arrival of a Mandarin Oriental hotel and branded residences will beone of the most important elements in our intention to offer the very best amenities side-by-side with world-class cultural institutions, top-tier businesses and a rich and varied community. Such a respected global hospitality brand will positively impact not only the Bankside Yards development itself, but also the wider Bankside and South Bank area.”

Hotel Properties Limited

HPL is a niche property developer of premium residential and commercial properties in prime locations. HPL has successfully established a distinctive track record in delivering best in class luxury developments including The Met in Bangkok, the Cuscaden Residences in Singapore and Holland Park Villas in London. HPL also specialises in hotel ownership, management and operation.

Amcorp Properties Berhad

Amcorp is a property developer in Malaysia. It has been active in prime central London property development since 2009 in renowned locations such as Mayfair, Kensington, Paddington and the South Bank.

Native Land

Native Land is an internationally recognised property development and investment company that specialises in high quality mixed-use, residential and commercial developments in central London and selected towns and cities across the UK. The company has an exceptional track record of creating homes, work places, retail and cultural spaces that contribute positively to those that live, work and experience them, and of finding pioneering solutions to fulfil its creative vision.

The company is committed to delivering developments which set the highest international standards in environmental sustainability, prioritising clean energy, low-impact materials, smart building management, biodiversity, and the creative re-use of buildings. Quality, attention to detail and a premium service, ensured by the capabilities of Native Land’s people, contribute to the company’s significant track record and reputation.

Bankside Yards

Bankside Yards is the UK’s first fossil fuel-free major mixed-use development in operation. All its electrical power will come from fully renewable sources, and will feature a pioneering fifth-generation energy sharing network. This will deliver reductions in energy use and mean the site is net zero carbon in operation. As a location, Bankside Yards also benefits from access to the world-class cultural and amenity offer of the South Bank, as well as its exceptional transport connectivity.

The 5.5-acre mixed-use scheme comprises 8 new buildings with more than 350,000 sq ft of offices, 50,000 sq ft of amenities, bars, restaurants and cultural space. The development will also deliver more than 700 apartments, including homes for private sale and rent, on-site affordable housing and a financial contribution of at least £65 million to Southwark Council to deliver new housing across the borough.

14 Victorian railway arches will be restored and made publicly accessible for the first time in 150 years, creating new connectivity between Bankside and Southwark. PLP Architecture has master planned Bankside Yards with spatial organisation focused on increasing the site’s prominence, facilitating permeability and connectivity.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world’s most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences. Having grown from its Asian roots into a global brand, the Group now operates 36 hotels and nine residences in 24 countries and territories, with each property reflecting the Group’s oriental heritage, local culture and unique design. Mandarin Oriental has a strong pipeline of hotels and residences under development, and is a member of the Jardine Matheson Group.

PLP Architecture

Mandarin Oriental Bankside London hotel images / information received 180723 from the PLP Architecture Office

Location: Bankside Yards, South London, England, UK

Bankside Buildings

Contemporary Bankside Property Articles – recent architectural selection on e-architect below:

Arbor, Bankside Yards, Southwark
Design: PLP Architecture
Arbor Bankside Yards workspace, London
photo © Jack Hobhouse
Arbor Bankside Yards

Blue Fin Building
Blue Fin Building Bankside workspace, London architecture news
image courtesy of architects practice
Blue Fin Building Bankside workspace

NEO Bankside
Design: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Neo Bankside luxury flats in London
photograph : Edmund Sumner
NEO Bankside

Triptych Bankside London Property
New River Thames luxury flats in London
image courtesy of architects practice
Triptych Bankside London Property

NEO Bankside Development

Better Bankside Director of Place

Low Line Railway Arches, Bankside

Bankside Yards, London SE1
Design: Make and PLP Architecture
Eastern Yards Bankside London
image : Native Land
Eastern Yards on Bankside, London SE1

Hilton London Bankside
Interior Design: Chris Webb
Hilton London Bankside Building
image courtesy of architects office
Hilton London Bankside Hotel

GAIL’s Artisan Bakery in Southwark
Design: Holland Harvey Architects
Gails Artisan Bakery
photography © Ståle Eriksen
Gail’s Artisan Bakery in Neo Bankside

London Building Designs

Contemporary London Architecture Designs

London Architecture Designs – chronological list

London Architecture Tours – tailored UK capital city walks by e-architect

London Architects Offices

London Architecture News

Liverpool Street Station Building Redevelopment
Liverpool Street Station Redevelopment

Comments / photos for the Mandarin Oriental Bankside London hotel design by PLP Architecture Office page welcome