Work has continued over the Christmas break taking the space on the first floor of our base at 54 Staniforth Road, Sheffield, back to its bare shell. We will soon be ready to start the re-building to create our 100 seat meeting, dining and event venue. Excitingly we have revealed the large roof trusses and the layers of paint added over many years are being stripped away. The natural wood below has a lovely grain and should work well with the tables we are making from re-used pallets. See our previous post for pictures.
The next job will be to remove the old plaster from the walls so that we can add thick layers of insulation both to the walls and the roof space to ensure our guests are toasty warm but also to minimise heating inputs and their environmental impacts.
Our electricians have already been busy and have actually completed their first fix to the first floor. Theres over a mile of cable already gone in across the electrical, lighting, fire, security, audio, data and phone cables! Great that they still look so happy!
So progress but still lots to do! Although its hard to imagine at the moment we are very confident that the result will be a unique venue reflecting our values of local sourcing, sustainability and innovative cooking with brilliant care for our guests. So still very much on track to deliver the vision.