NATHAN’S FAMOUS COMES TO BOURNEMOUTH
The UK’s second ever Nathan’s Famous has opened it’s doors in Bournemouth.
We pulled out all the stops on this one, successfully turning this site around to bring Nathan’s Famous hot dogs to Old Christchurch Road in Bournemouth. When we first arrived on site, we have to admit we were a little sceptical. The site was in a very bad shape and we were worried that the cost to turn this site around might be too much. However, we were up to the challenge to bring our clients vision to life, and to keep the costs as low as possible. And you know what? We did it!
The site consisted of two floors; the ground floor and the basement. Both floors suffered badly from damp, caused by a combination of poor drainage, rain water entering through cracks and rising damp in the basement. This damp had caused the flooring on the ground floor to sink in some places, and pop up in others. The basement was cold, damp, smelly and uninviting. Our first job on site was to address these issues. We completely stripped the site, removing anything damaged by water, including the entire ground floor flooring! We then began addressing the causes of the damp by filling cracks, repairing roofs, improving drainage, and the biggest job of all, getting the basement completely tanked.
Once this was done we were able to start the fit-out. Although this was the ‘second stage’ of the project, it was the quickest, and we managed to complete the store in time for the summer opening. And what a store! Gone are all the water problems, with new heating, ventilation, lighting, electrics, gas, flooring and decorating, the new store is unrecognisable to what was there before. Now, instead of a dark and dimly lit interior the customer enters a fresh, brightly lit space with high ceilings, open plan kitchen area, and ample customer seating. The basement is now brightly lit, clean, and inviting. The dampness completely vanished.
We encourage our readers to check out this Nathan’s Famous for themselves.
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