The project comprised of the extension and refurbishment the existing Cavendish Bar and construction of new first and second floor office accommodation above the extended bar area. An existing Victorian single storey extension was demolished and the new three storey extension constructed to accommodate the new facilities.
The building was constructed with traditional loadbearing masonry incorporating stone detailing to the window surrounds, window mullions and transoms, parapet copings etc. The pitched roof area to the extension was formed with timber roof trusses finished with a plain clay tile finish. The upper floors were constructed with timber joists with tongued and grooved decking. The works also included the construction of a new flat roof area above part of the operational kitchen area. Extensive temporary and structural works were required with the existing staircase tower to create the new openings to provide access to the new accommodation areas.
Internally, high quality finishes were installed within the Cavendish Bar area. This included the installation of oak wall panelling, door surrounds, folding doors, internal doors, new bar fittings and fixed seating. Plaster coving and Karndean decorative wood flooring were also installed.
Key Features of the project include:
- Demolition of the existing Victorian extension
- Tree protection to an existing 250-year-old oak tree adjacent to the extension
- High quality oak joinery throughout the bar and seating area
- Extensive temporary and structural works required
- Reroofing above part of the existing kitchen area