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Hospitality Design and fitout specialists

Contrast Interiors is a fitout contractor who consistently deliver projects with top quality craftsmanship, on time and on budget. We are professional shopfitters providing quality designs, project management, manufacturing, fitout and refurbishment for Restaurants, Hospitality, commercial and leisure sectors.

We have a strong creative team in which architects work alongside designers from the beginning of the design process. By doing so, we believe we can offer a professional service tailored to meet your individual needs.

The starting point will be understanding the brief, brand and then to produce concept designs for discussion. We then move onto layout designs, refine the interior and graphic designs.

Once the above is finalised we will put together a detailed design package that complies with legal, statutory and technical requirements and is consistent with the previously established concept.  The design will also need to comply with Planning, Building Control and CDM requirements.

Food, Restaurant Design & refurbishments

The pleasure of dining or snacking, can either be a great leisure experience, or a bitter disappointment. A variety of factors can affect a visitor’s satisfaction, from value for money, to the quality of food and service, through to the experiential joy of participating in the atmosphere of an inspiring environment.

Getting it right, in this competitive market of food and beverage, then maintaining the standards originally set, whilst remaining fresh and enticing to diners is a continual challenge.

Some diners are increasingly expecting new experiences and are prepared to experiment with new cuisines, whilst others have their favourites, but still expect a new or different “twist” to what they know and love. Regardless of diner’s preferences, the desire remains the same…to enjoy the experience.

Standout attraction, will be critical to the success of your offering and only a point of difference in the application of your brand identity, design of your shop front, through to inspiring interiors and offer, will achieve this.

The use of increased theatrical identity using scale and symbols that are easily recognisable at a distance will assist, in conjunction with great use of illumination that is less conventional, but still reflects the quality and values of your brand.

Menu boards should be integrated into the shopfront design, to reflect the brand identity, and be located at greeting points and/or entrances for ease of reference by diners.

Create clear views into the space, preferably with visual focal points on-route to a bold feature to the rear, to draw the eye, and make the offer as open and inviting as possible. Use this openness, to create striking seating zones, with quality finishes and lighting effects.

Ensure your interior works hard to be seen, making use of bold graphics (particularly to the rear), imaginative ceiling detailing, sculptured lighting effects, quirky features, use of colour, texture and quality finishes, unusual seating design and “appetite appeal” with great display of fresh and/or cooked product prominently positioned and visible from most angles.

Positioning “theatre kitchens” and preparation tables that bring interaction and life into dining spaces, will attract and engage with diners from the shopfront, through into the depth of the space, which is all important in retaining appeal and to gain an advantage.

Hospitality services

Bars and counters

Take a look at some of the beautiful bars we’ve created for our customers. They have been individually designed and are bespoke. We will design and build you a Bar that is tailor made for your business.

All our bars incorporate the appropriate materials and exquisite detailing, materials, textures, features, fixtures or motifs, to compliment your brand and business, but the key, is selection of the best quality

Structural

We can provide plans, sections, calculations and details of openings to be formed and of any infilling to existing openings

Kitchen Canopy Extraction system

We can help with specification of the canopy extract system, it could vary accordingly with landlord’s requirement.

The Tenant normally has to provide a kitchen canopy extract system including Ultra Violet electrostatic precipitators, grease filters, odour controls, air ducts, dampers and interface facilities with the re alarm system

Filtration and odour control systems are required to ensure that;

  • Owners comply with environmental legislation/planning conditions;
  • Operations do not cause nuisance through emission of odours;
  • Build-up of fat and grease on the inside surfaces of ductwork and extract plant is kept to minimum levels

We can help with application for all statutory approvals, for kitchen extract.

General MEP, HVAC

  • Plan of equipment within unit including sections, dimensions, weights, proposed support details and clear space around equipment required or where allowed in separate landlord designated areas.
  • Air Conditioning Heat Loss/Gain Calculations
  • Supply and Extract Air Calculations
  • Service duct layout, including sections
  • Air conditioning/ventilation layout, including pipework, ductwork, including sections
  • Toilet and kitchen ventilation layout
  • Technical specification, including full vibration and noise figures including confirmation that above
  • conform to the developer’s noise criteria
  • Details of trims and weather-proofing of any penetrations through roof or external envelope of building
  • Details of smoke curtains and smoke vents (where applicable)

Specifications

  • Detailed specifications for all plant, equipment installations, finishes and performances
  • Detailed specification of any plant or systems, which may be subject to the pressure systems Including details of maintenance, inspection and testing which are specified for the system
  • BREEAM Assessment
  • Any proposed Planning or Listed Building Application documents

Hospitality services

Bars and counters

Take a look at some of the beautiful bars we’ve created for our customers. They have been individually designed and are bespoke. We will design and build you a Bar that is tailor made for your business.

All our bars incorporate the appropriate materials and exquisite detailing, materials, textures, features, fixtures or motifs, to compliment your brand and business, but the key, is selection of the best quality

Structural

We can provide plans, sections, calculations and details of openings to be formed and of any infilling to existing openings

Kitchen Canopy Extraction system

We can help with specification of the canopy extract system, it could vary accordingly with landlord’s requirement.

The Tenant normally has to provide a kitchen canopy extract system including Ultra Violet electrostatic precipitators, grease filters, odour controls, air ducts, dampers and interface facilities with the re alarm system

Filtration and odour control systems are required to ensure that;

  • Owners comply with environmental legislation/planning conditions;
  • Operations do not cause nuisance through emission of odours;
  • Build-up of fat and grease on the inside surfaces of ductwork and extract plant is kept to minimum levels

We can help with application for all statutory approvals, for kitchen extract.

General MEP, HVAC
  • Plan of equipment within unit including sections, dimensions, weights, proposed support details and clear space around equipment required or where allowed in separate landlord designated areas.
  • Air Conditioning Heat Loss/Gain Calculations
  • Supply and Extract Air Calculations
  • Service duct layout, including sections
  • Air conditioning/ventilation layout, including pipework, ductwork, including sections
  • Toilet and kitchen ventilation layout
  • Technical specification, including full vibration and noise figures including confirmation that above
  • conform to the developer’s noise criteria
  • Details of trims and weather-proofing of any penetrations through roof or external envelope of building
  • Details of smoke curtains and smoke vents (where applicable)
Specifications
  • Detailed specifications for all plant, equipment installations, finishes and performances
  • Detailed specification of any plant or systems, which may be subject to the pressure systems Including details of maintenance, inspection and testing which are specified for the system
  • BREEAM Assessment
  • Any proposed Planning or Listed Building Application documents

Others items to consider for fit out.

Services & Back of House Services

Services should be carefully integrated into the design of an interior but not be seen. Surface mounted service outlets, sockets, conduit, cables and fixings, should be concealed, unless part of the concept.

Access to services above ceilings or within bulkheads or vertical risers, should be accessible (where required) with carefully designed detailing and selected manufacturers recessed flush fitted access panels. The coordination of supply/extract grilles, fire detectors, emergency lights, speakers and sprinklers etc, in conjunction with lighting layouts should be carefully considered within suspended ceilings for uniformity, appearance and layout.

Health & Safety

Aside from aesthetics, all designs should also take into account the practicalities of installation and compliance with current Health & Safety legislation, and their associated risks and methods. The durability and ongoing maintenance of materials and design detailing is also an important factor that makes a good design and great fit out.

Accessibility

The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 considerations should be incorporated at the early concept design stage of the process. This will ensure they are fully integrated, rather than an after-thought, as a result of later Building Regulation (Part M) or Planning Compliance at the detail design stage.

Fire Strategy and means of escape

Our Architect will provide a statement to demonstrate how the restaurant proposals comply with the Fire Safety Strategy of the building.

Water and Drainage

We draw up schematic layout and sections including water supply and drainage pipework layout. Toilets and staff catering area.
Details of method of grease treatments prior to entry into the drainage system. The grease interceptors shall comply with BSEN 1825- 1:2004 and BSEN 1825-2:2002

Electrical power & Lighting
  • Electrical Load Table
  • Power distribution, layout, loading per phase inclusive of diversity and method of staggered start.
  • Type of fittings and levels of illumination
  • Manufacturer’s specifications, details and sales literature
  • Emergency lighting and levels of illumination, switches to signs
  • Emergency Lighting Calculations
Fire alarm and smoke detection
  • Position and specification of fire alarm systems
  • Procedure Manual

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