This project involved the renovation of an existing seafront shelter on the Seaburn Promenade in Sunderland. The erection of a steel podium created additional retail space over the shelter, this was followed by the construction of two new bin stores, fit out of the RNLI office, installation of a ‘Changing Places’ approved changing facility and all associated external works.
The initial scope of works was shell only for future fit out, however, as the project developed Meldrum became involved with the fit out on behalf of the end user Fat Buddha.
As the project was a Design and Build contract, we were heavily involved in all design development and strategic alterations to assist with futureproofing the building. The external façade was constructed in structural steel with light gauge steel infill panels and finished with render or curtain walling. It was imperative that location was considered due to the close proximity of the sea – this resulted in all steelwork being galvanised for additional protection, and a special window fixing being adopted to offer an additional shield from the marine environment.
- Structural Steel & Light Gauge Steel
- New restaurant shell and fit out for Fat Buddha
- Ground floor restaurant/café unit
- New central stair access to promenade
- New RNLI offices
- ‘Changing places’ changing facilities
- New bin stores and plant rooms
- Warm and cold cellars to the promenade
- External hard landscaping and timber decking