Mitchells & Butlers
Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire
Food and drinks giants Mitchells & Butlers required an extensive upgrading of a listed building in Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire, to form the Meadowpark, which boasts high-end fixtures and fittings and came in at a cost of £1,100,000.
Pacific’s work also had to meet Historic Scotland standards, which included requirements on the preservation of engraved stone slabs dating back hundreds of years.
The original building threw up a number of challenges, with some hidden elements and some surprising old methods of construction.
This project demanded intense programming, double shifting and long hours because of the various criteria that had to be met as well as the tight deadline.
Mid way through the works, Pacific had to demolish and rebuild the conservatory using techniques that were sympathetic to those of the era of the original construction. The company also had to ensure that the resulting structure satisfied the requirements of heritage body Historic Scotland, who had a keen interest in the project.
A number of features internally included recycled materials, fireplaces and historic Scottish slabs with engravings dating back several hundred years, which had to be lifted and reused. Pacific also had to accommodate all of the building’s quirky issues and structural problems – and all to a short timescale.
The Meadowpark bar and restaurant is a stunning example of Pacific’s professionalism, attention to detail and ability to deliver to demanding client specifications, to tight deadlines and under sensitive conditions.
Works were historically sympathetic where required – as dictated by Historic Scotland – and sleek and stylish elsewhere. The result is a sophisticated upmarket restaurant and pub that does its affluent locale proud, providing gourmet dining and cozy pub atmosphere under one roof.