The project brief was to renovate an old bakery into the latest site for the UK based HubBox brand (who specialise in gourmet burgers and local craft beers). We had previously delivered their first site utilising a 40ft reclaimed shipping container – and the aim was to utilise another 20ft container within this new site to house the kitchen (although we did have to flat pack the container to get it in..!)
To keep installation costs down, wherever possible, existing finishes were re-used. The concrete flooring was ground back then re-polished. The wall tiles were removed to expose brickwork and the shop front was adapted rather than replaced.
Our aim was to make as much as possible off-site, allowing for a faster turn-around. Four-person dining ‘pods’ were created in lacquered steel then dropped into position and bolted together. The front and back customer counters were constructed with castors, allowing them to be simply wheeled into position or moved around for flexibility. Wisa plywood (a material more commonly used in the construction industry) was used as a finished surface, along with OSB board.
Strong emphasis was placed on graphics with internally illuminated sign boxes hung from the ceiling on chains and illustrative art used on the brickwork.
Finally, 50m of braided cable festoon lighting was strung across the site creating a warm, informal and inviting atmosphere.
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