Versital has been specified for new washrooms to be used by boat owners and their crew at Royal Quays Marina on the River Tyne at North Shields. Versital supplied bespoke shower panels and splashbacks in bold and exciting colours for this striking waterside development.
The new building is a stunning contemporary design which incorporates a café bar restaurant as well as the new washrooms. Situated right on the dock edge the glazed frontage gives superb views for diners over the boats moored in the marina, whilst the interior accommodates modern new washrooms for use by marina users.
Versital supplied wall panels and splashbacks in distinctive colours such as ‘Shiraz’, ‘Tangoed’, ‘Dorothy’, ‘Ice White’ and ‘Wenge’ to create 8 contemporary, spacious shower enclosures and washrooms that will serve the owners, family and crew of the 350 boats moored in the marina, as well as the many boats that visit this busy marina each year. “Our unique surface material is 100% non-porous, making it a great solution for commercial projects such as this,” says Gemma Stockberger, Head of Marketing and Sales for Versital UK. “The Marina’s bathrooms will look as good as new for many, many years to come as no stains or exposure to water can compromise their appearance. What’s more, they will never need to grout a tile again.”
Versital’s non-porous, stone resin shower panels and splashbacks were made to measure for the Marina, allowing the design team to specify the exact shape, size. The design team picked the final colour selection from a range of 90 colours and finishes such as marble, granite, sparkle and high gloss.
BrightBlue Studio, the RIBA Registered Architects who designed the Marina Building, specified bespoke Versital shower panels to provide a low maintenance bathroom solution. Henry Amos, Director at BrightBlue Studio says, “the Royal Quays Marina team were interested in more dynamic ideas, colours and products to invigorate the spaces, allowing us to flex our creative muscles. We specified Versital as we knew they could deliver a bespoke, easy to maintain solution as well as exciting colour options and smooth, consistent delivery.”
Royal Quays Marina which is widely regarded as the premier boating facility in the area wanted to cement this reputation by making sure that the new washrooms would be the ‘best on the coast’ and to ensure that any sailor who has endured a cold wet sail to reach the marina would be rewarded with first class facilities. The new facilities even include a full-size bath for a long hot soak if required! A little touch of luxury rarely found in a marina. Matthew Simms, Marina Manager says: “We are overwhelmed by the feedback so far from Marina users and the community. They love the building and new facilities. We were especially impressed at the way Bright Blue and Versital were to create such a bright and cheerful space. We are delighted with the results, and yes, they are the best washrooms on the coast!”