The University of Bristol is one of the largest in the UK with over 30,000 students and 3,000 staff spread across multiple sites. James Tobias were briefed directly by the University to create a catering bar within one of their many listed buildings.
Following a recent renovation, the client was seeking a self-service catering bar to be situated in a communal staff area. For the University of Bristol, it was imperative that the catering bar was functional, practical and wheelchair friendly. Additionally, the installation needed to be in keeping with the listed building’s existing architraves and ornate plasterwork. It was crucial that none of the skirtings or dado rails were cut, and to add an extra complexity the floors were quite uneven.
James Tobias created a solution which closely followed the University’s brief. There were a few challenges to overcome, in particular lead times on specified materials and the need to implement a temporary coffee machine stand prior to completion of the unit. Nevertheless, we were able to successfully complete the project within 4 months.
We were delighted the University of Bristol chose James Tobias for our reputation and quality and look forward to collaborating with this prestigious institution in the future.