This installation included a full refurbishment and reconfiguration of the existing kitchen to bring in a new open style pass, doubling up with a drop section for a hot buffet counter. The client also requested a circular bar, full kitchen ventilation system, cold buffet counter and bespoke front of house furniture.
Initially, we were involved in the project within a consultancy capacity but were then awarded the manufacture, supply and fit-out works.
This is the first Holiday Inn kitchen to have a pass-through and the feedback concludes that the design was perfect for the client’s requirements. All new equipment, suitable for a 241-bedroom hotel and its new menu, was installed with energy efficiency and high speed of service in mind.
The circular bar required a lot more detail and co-ordination due to the complexity of the design, and having to be installed between four columns. The engineers needed to drop the top onto the base frame in small sections to allow it to fit so that the countertops could be dropped down afterwards. The bar fabrications then needed to be welded in situ and the joints polished into the worktop.
Following the specification from the designers, Space Contract Furniture sourced the products as requested from factories in Italy, Poland, Portugal, the UK. Utilising our buying power, we were able to supply the products to the client at highly competitive rates while in the middle of Brexit. A mixture of both black wood and metal frames offset with punchy colours helped give a vibrancy to the large room. Large format wooden sharing tables were bespoke made to the designers requirements and stained to match a controlled sample. Solid core laminate tabletops to the dining area help finish of a high contrast and durable furniture package that will endure a busy hotel lobby and lounge area for many years to come.
“We have recently completed a major transformation at the Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport NEC. Charlie and the wider team at Space group have been an absolute delight to deal with start to finish. The scale of designs challenges and business objectives were whole heartedly achieved with ease. Charlie and the team remained engaged, flexible, and supportive . Space group will be the first to hear form us on future projects.”
The complete redesign of the Kitchen with open pass
Bright new furniture
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