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Deep Blue
Southsea Pier

THE CHALLENGE
They say the devil is in the detail, and this was certainly true when Deep Blue Restaurants asked Dover Design to design a 300-seater speciality restaurant over the sea at Southsea near Portsmouth.  Re-built in 1979, Southsea Pier was ripe for a destination restaurant as part of the re-development of the entire pier.

Fitting-out an upscale Fish & Chip Restaurant on a pier was an adventurous undertaking, and many challenges had to be overcome. The building badly needing renovating, including the floors, as customers disappearing into the sea is far from ideal and bad for business! :) 

THE SOLUTION
From a practical point of view, to install drainage, gas and water pipes, the contractors had to abseil off the underside of the pier at low tide, utilising a short window between high tides - challenging for the most seasoned contractor.
   
 
Both locals and tourists can now enjoy this up-scale Fish & Chip Restaurant, presented in the Edwardian style, evoking the elegance and glamour of the period, when Ladies and Gentlemen promenaded along the Pier in their summer whites. The open plan theatre kitchen creates 3 distinct seating areas in this grand room, where diners are surrounded by shades of blue and white, and sparkling with cut glass chandeliers. Enjoying the the wide menu of fish and grills, burgers, salads and desserts, they are treated to stunning views of ships passing the Napoleonic forts to enter Portsmouth Harbour

If you have a challenging location for your next project, and need a design agency that can rise to meet that challenge, please call Rik now on 0208 007 1473 or email rik@doverdesign.com
 
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Dover Design specialises in the design and build of restaurants and hospitality environments that enhance their client’s brand.
KEY FACTS
• Date – August 2017
• Client – Deep Blue
• Design – Dover Design
• Software: Adobe Creative Suite, SketchUp and VectorWorks
• Main Contractor – 


 
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      DOVER DESIGN ASSOCIATES LTD.
     Studio 24, 25-27 Bickerton Road, London N19 5JT, UK.
     T: +44 (0) 2072 729 414  E: studio@doverdesign.com

     Contact Rik on 0208 007 1473 or rik@doverdesign.com
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The Grand
By Caffe Concerto
THE CHALLENGE
What comes to mind when I say "afternoon tea"?  That’s what Concerto asked us to think about when they engaged Dover Design to create their new site on the corner of Dover Street and Piccadilly. We took the old Korean Airlines showroom directly opposite London’s most famous hotel, and created an alternative destination for afternoon tea with a sophisticated and quietly opulent Italian twist.

This client wanted The Grand to have a graceful extravagance to match the prestige of this fantastic location. We had to create something impressive and grand, as well as maximise the ROI for our client.

       

THE SOLUTION
To create this “Grand Caffe”, and to put it at the top of the range within the brand’s estate, Dover chose a classic Art Deco style, up-dated and rendered in beautiful materials  - polished brass, gold fabrics, back-lit alabaster, marble, mirrors and with stylish pictures – and of course: Concerto’s signature chandeliers

The main design challenge was to install a mezzanine floor so as to maximise the site’s seating capacity and therefore our client’s revenue.  With just millimetres to spare we were able to create cosy and snug seating arrangements yet maintain a spacious, airy feel throughout.  Perfect for customers looking for privacy and a sense of exclusivity
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Since opening, shoppers and tourists alike have flocked to The Grand to enjoy its taste of luxury, its Italian elegance and splendor, as well as the view of their most iconic competitor. Business is booming thanks to exceptional design from Dover Design Restaurant Designers!

Call Rik now on 0208 007 1473 for a chat about how great design can maximise the financial success of your next or existing site.


 
DOVER DESIGN
Dover Design specialises in the design and build of restaurants and hospitality environments that enhance their client’s brand.
KEY FACTS
• Date – September 2017
• Client – Caffe Concerto
• Design – Dover Design
• Software: Adobe Creative Suite, SketchUp and VectorWorks
• Main Contractor – Tekne


 
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     Studio 24, 25-27 Bickerton Road, London N19 5JT, UK.
     T: +44 (0) 2072 729 414  E: studio@doverdesign.com

     Contact Rik on 0208 007 1473 or rik@doverdesign.com
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WASABI
How to Create Value for Your Business by Mastering Space
Dover Design Newsletter - Wasabi (London Eye)

THE CHALLENGE

Make a mountain out of a molehill - that’s what Wasabi asked of Dover Design when they acquired one of the kiosks next to the London Eye. Wasabi had to create a powerful QSR and take-away business out of this 370sq ft building. The rent is huge for such a tiny footprint, so the challenge was to create an irresistible brand magnet for customers, and then serve them fast.

 
Dover Design Newsletter - Wasabi (London Eye)

THE SOLUTION

Dover Design shoe-horned the Wasabi kitchen and all its service requirements into the kiosk. So that customers outside could see the whole of the product offer and service counter, Dover took the side off the building, involving some neat structural work - and as a result, Wasabi’s fast-moving queue steps straight up to the counter at one end of the kiosk, and step out at the other. It’s doing the business.

In this high-profile location, the kiosk’s appearance is of special interest to the Council, with their conservative Town Planning restrictions on signage in this Conservation Area Dover’s solution was to make the entire kiosk work as a Wasabi brand sign, creating a brilliant beacon on the plaza.

 
Dover Design Newsletter - Wasabi (London Eye)
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Dover Design specialises in the design and build of restaurants and hospitality environments that enhance their client’s brand.

 
KEY FACTS

• Date – 2017
• Client – Wasabi
• Design – Dover Design
• Main Contractor – Bedford & Havenhand Shopfitting Ltd
• Photography – www.thebotohouse.com

 
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DOVER DESIGN ASSOCIATES LTD.
Studio 24, 25-27 Bickerton Road, London N19 5JT, UK.
T: +44 (0) 2072 729 414  E: studio@doverdesign.com