Project Description

Project Value: £252,000

WJL were appointed by McAleer & Rushe to deliver design and bespoke joinery services for the new Bar & Block Steakhouse for Premier Inn in North Wharf Gardens, London.

The scope of works included the design, manufacture and installation of the front of house reception and check-in area, the bar, restaurant area and the back office. Our team also worked on the design and build of the vanity basins, installing IPS panelling in the bathrooms, and of course, the installation of door sets.

Our team had to be incredibly reactive to ensure this bespoke joinery project was installed efficiently and on time. After encountering a challenge presented by the positioning of a ceiling vent, we quickly realised that our beam, designed to support over 100 wine bottles on brass shelves above the bar, wasn’t going to work. The structural integrity of the beam would have been compromised had alterations been made on site. However, thanks to our ability to design & manufacture in-house, we were able to react quickly, spotting the problem early and resolve with a beam redesign and make, getting it back to the site before any significant delay could be incurred. 

Bespoke Joinery at the Bar & Block Steakhouse

This project was a pleasure to work on, and our team received some brilliant feedback from Steve Morris of McAleer & Rushe, who was the Project Director for Bar & Block:

​​“WJL Contracts have recently completed a superb fit-out for us at Whitbread’s Premier Inn Bar & Block in Paddington. I was particularly happy with their attitude, service levels and response times. The quality of their manufacture, installation and overall project management is a testament to the way they have conducted themselves throughout the project. I’ll be scoring them 10/10 on our sub-contractor feedback”A huge well done to all involved in the successful delivery of this project.

To enquire about our bespoke joinery services for your next project, please contact a member of our team. Alternatively, take a look at some of the other projects we have worked on for Premier Inn.