Project: Hamilton’s Brasserie
Location: Stratford Upon Avon
Duration: 8 Weeks
Form of Contract: Main Contractor
This project was a complete fit out where the existing restaurant was completely stripped out back to the bare concrete shell of the building so a fresh start could be made.
Situated in the heart of Stratford Upon Avon with its solid limestone floors bordered with mosaics, solid copper & mirrored feature walls, walnut & leather banquette seating and centrally located oval walnut bar with its solid granite worktops & solid stainless steel plinth, foot rail, down stand and glass rack, Hamilton’s added a new dimension with an air of sophistication for local diners, which from strip out to doors opening was completed in exactly eight weeks.
This project encompassed the following; flooring, electrical, tiling, decorating, plumbing, specialist metal work, bespoke joinery, kitchen installation, seating, specialist displays, stone masonry, shopfront, glazing etc. Please read on for a more in depth view.
The polished solid copper wall was inclusive of rolled joints finished with copper rivets. Two walnut panels with copper up and down lighters were inserted in between the solid copper sheets to create a dramatic effect. This “feature wall” was the designer’s concept but still required bringing to life by Benchline.
You will see from the photos of the frameless glazed entrance screen and seating area,including banquette seating, all situated on top of a newly laid solid oak floor which was sealed with five coats of clear lacquer for durability. Also, note the newly skimmed plaster boarded ceiling finished with recessed down lighters and “the picture wall” which is one of the many feature walls in the brasserie.
All the seating, tables and bar were manufactured in house, these included the “S” shaped bespoke banquette seating unit made from American black walnut to the designerprovided images, The unit is reversible and is complimented by the matching leather curved cylindrical top bump rail which is sat on stainless steel spigots.
Extensive work was carried out on the shopfront, this started with the installation of custom made pressed stainless steel shopfront framing finished with safety glass. Then all vertical surfaces were covered with 20mm thick limestone to match the internal flooring areas. The signage was in the same theme as the copper wall with solid copper wrapped panels and laser cut letters with the utilization of several different fonts.
The bar was templated on site, constructed in our factory and transported in 6 pieces to site, it was then reconstructed by our experienced site team. The bespoke, elliptical bar has grain matched walnut panels running round the perimeter of its exterior broken up with solid sections of stainless steel. All this is finished off with ‘Blue Eyes’ granite and a custom made one off hanging glass rack with granite podiums.
The images above show a view of the remarkable swivel mirror section of the restaurant along with the ten meter run of banquette seating all sat on the freshly laid solid Oak floor. The above is complimented of an illuminated glass based niche at the far end of the restaurant. As you can see the combination of dark walnut, rich chocolate coloured leather and the light reflective surface of the mirrors truly all combine to make this area a real favorite among the brasserie customers.