Public House Refurbishment

Who says you can’t put life in an old dog? Hewitt&Carr were approached to do just that with the refurbishment of this vacant public house.

The challenge was always going to be making the pub current whilst paying homage to its customers of the past. The end result was a traditional pub with a contemporary twist. Warm material choices and fabrics gave the public house that homely feel whilst retaining hard floor surfaces ensured the ease of maintenance when somebodies had one too many sherries on a Friday night.

The end result has created a social environment to be enjoyed for many years to come.

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Caldmore Taverns Limited
Chesterton
Newcastle Under Lyme District Council
509 Sqm
Not Disclosed

New Vic Theatre Extension and Refurbishment

Opened in 1986, The New Vic Theatre here in Newcastle-under-Lyme was the first purpose built, theatre-in-the-round in Europe.  It was originally designed by our very own consultant John Sambrook, whilst working at Hollins, Jones and Oldacre.  Hewitt&Carr were honoured to be approached by the theatre to not only revitalise the building but to extend it to provide much needed additional seating for the many people that attend to see the amazing productions that are shown here.

The refurbishment consisted or works to the existing café servery, a full internal re-decoration and re-carpeting along with new fixed and loose furniture.  Hewitt&Carr were also commissioned to re-visit the ticket counter and bar area to modernise the building whilst retaining its existing charm and character.

Externally we were commissioned to enclose the existing external balcony and create additional internal seating for the bar and café.  This meant a redesign of the external elevation and a new feature external stair case.  The existing trees on the site provided us with our concept of creating a treehouse type structure that looked out over the grounds to their workshop and rehearsal space.

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New Vic Theatre
Newcastle Under Lyme
Newcastle-Under-Lyme District Council
618.4m2
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Bon Pan Asian Restaurant Interior Fit-Out

Hewitt&Carr were approached by the restaurant chain to aid and assist in preparing the detailed drawings for construction and manufacturing from a set of design drawings which had been prepared by others. It included everything from preparing information for compliance with the intricacies of building control to a detailed set of production drawings for the new internal shop front and co-ordination of an application to discharge planning conditions with the local planning authority.

As with most projects, but certainly with a retail fit-out time was of the essence and getting the restaurant open on time was key to the success of the whole development.


I love working with Natalie, she is always full of passion and very efficient. We couldn’t have had our restaurant open smoothly without her help. Really appreciate it!
Client – Bon Restaurant

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Bon Restaurants
Hanley
Stoke-on-Trent City Council
1355 Sqm
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Public House Conversion

It is always interesting to be able to give an old building new life – it is what makes Architecture so incredible.  As communities we have seen so many of the old public houses demolished to make way for housing developments as, quite often is the case, they tended to sit on large plots with vast carparks and even external beer gardens and children’s play areas.

The Hope and Anchor on High Street Uttoxeter was a little different it occupied a small plot in the middle of a residential area.  Hewitt&Carr were approached to assist with its conversion, but not into residential accommodation, into a high quality Indian restaurant within walking distance of the town centre.  Built as a public house the challenge was to create large areas for tables and to move the centrally located bar so that we could achieve the required number of customers and a compliant building layout.  It was a complex project with tight boundaries however the right structural solution meant it was a great success as is the restaurant itself.

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Indian Spice
Uttoxeter
East Staffordshire Borough Council
245.9m²

Alterations to Renault/Nissan Car Showroom

Involved from RIBA work stages 1-8, Hewitt&Carr were approached to aid Holdcroft facilitate the changeover of two of its car showrooms over in Crewe.  Works involved reading and understanding the client requirement document and implementing its contents into the proposed design to convert their existing Renault garage into their new Nissan garage and vice versa.

Works included a full internal fit out including structural works to extend the existing showroom into an area of their existing service centre.  Not to mention redecoration and re-organisation of the office and staff accommodation.  Externally we were involved in relocating the entrance doors, re-dressing the existing external cladding and re-positioning the feature door surround whilst paying close attention to the differing level changes, disabled access to the showroom and vehicle access through the glazed shop front.

The project was delivered on time and budget with both units now operating at full capacity and creating an inviting atmosphere for their many customers.

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Holdcroft Motor Group
Hanley
Cheshire East Council
947 Sqm
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Crestron Retail and Office Internal Fit Out

Crestron Home Automation is a large international company with offices and showrooms in London and across the United States.  They offer a fully integrated design service for the office and home environments.  Hewitt&Carr were faced with an exciting opportunity to design the internal fit out, of a listed building in Leeds, to act as their new Northern Office and Retail Showroom.

As a development the existing structure posed many challenges.  Creating a number of different experiences, from an office environment for the sales staff to work, a board room for those important client meetings and a residential area for testing and experiencing the technology in full flow.

Our solution was one of free standing structures, creating bespoke pieces of furniture that divided up the space – all along ensuring that nothing was fixed to the existing fabric of the heritage asset.  The end result was one of modern design and clean lines with an industrial emphasis influenced by the building in which they were to be located.

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Crestron Home Automation
Leeds
Leeds City Council
123.4 Sqm
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