Dawnvale Completes Work at Sheffield University

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    Situated at the base of the Sheffield University, Students’ Union Bar One is not one to miss. As one of the country’s largest student bars it now has an enviable reputation with everything you could possibly want from the perfect Students’ Union bar. Interior Fit Out and Bar Specialists Dawnvale were appointed as Main Contractor to provide a full design and build scheme to the University and Union Officers. With a very clear brief set out for the proposed scheme, our Projects team provided a full design and build scheme managing all aspects of planning and building regulations for the large glass extension and structural works incorporated.

    After undergoing a major interior and exterior refurbishment programme to the various areas contained within the Bar, the Bar has successfully achieved the desired affect both from an operational requirement and interior finish.

    The interior works and timescales were a test to all involved, as comprehensive Specialist Asbestos works were incorporated within the programme along with all the required notification and investigation. The 6 week programme incorporated substantial structural works to both front of house and back of house areas, the new menus required new additional CPU areas with a new commercial kitchen and extraction for the Bar One Cafe, the extensive Bar was also further extended to cope with the additional footfall with new fixed seating lounges and booths created around the stage and new glass extension.

    Throughout the venue, a new lighting scheme with controlled dimmable zones created a perfect ambience to the separate dining, drinking, daytime and evening requirements. Working with the University Technical Team, an upgraded sound system and screens were fitted throughout to attract a wider audience, the internal and external signs and graphics provided the Bar with the newly created Brand Identity and interior scheme.

    The Bar now features a large glass extension to the main Bar, from this a separate Cafe area with newly installed commercial kitchen and ventilation scheme, provides a open service for the new menu. The expansive areas provide a further Raynor lounge with an array of bespoke contract furniture and fixed seating throughout, all carefully finished with special RAL colours and bespoke fabrics to match the Brand identity.

    The entire venue has undergone new floor and wall finishes, bespoke joinery detail throughout with bespoke glazing to all external elevations. A full M&E package was installed around the newly created room spaces and glass extension, the redundant fixtures, fittings and ventilation systems were removed to make way for the specialist works.

    Contact Dawnvale for any of your project requirements or visit our dedicated showrooms and design centre in Manchester www.nwdesigncentre.com.

    Daniel Fountain / 11.12.2011

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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