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The Union Rooms

Client
JD Wetherspoon plc
Location
Newcastle
Value
£180,000
Timescale
Two weeks

Challenge

Pacific Building was tasked with the conversion and upgrading of a Grade A listed building to form a restaurant and bar for JD Wetherspoon in Newcastle.

Part of a £2 million development project of the premises, which had previously lain empty for a number of years, works included the installation of three new bars, flooring and stone and timber works, in addition to the installation of external floodlighting – all of which was to be completed within two weeks.

Approach

To ensure that the project was completed within the tight timescales set by the client, following a great deal of forward planning, Pacific Building successfully fast tracked the works by utilising double shift patterns and comprehensive scheduling arrangements to achieve the deadline set.

Pacific Building worked strategically to coordinate a number of different trades throughout the project, promoting considerate construction methods to ensure that all suppliers were mindful of having minimal impact on the others and a strong focus on delivering the end goal.

When sourcing internal finishes, Pacific Building ensured that all materials used throughout the fit out were ‘like for like’, such as installation of pitch pine floors, and further use of reclaimed materials. Working in close consultation with English Heritage, Pacific Building was able to ensure that the premises retained the integrity of a historically listed building.

Results

The project was completed to the highest standard, and the Union Rooms opened on time, and to much critical acclaim. JD Wetherspoon continue to enjoy a successful relationship with Pacific Building, who have proven their ability to deliver first time, every time, on a number of JD Wetherspoon projects throughout the UK>

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