Project Description

Kendrick Hobbs supported the Cutty Sark Trust with its recent re-launch. Initially we completed a detailed strategy for day and event foodservice. Based on market and comparator research this set the Ship’s course for visitor and event catering.

The project has been a terrific success with the Ship preserved and protected for generations to come. The new glazed visitor centre surrounding the Ship’s hull has allowed a new dry dock to be formed; this space sited literally under the Ship’s hull both houses the café and is able to host events of all types with a seated capacity of several hundred. A major events space supporting the Ship and Greenwich compete with other iconic venue sin London.

As part of the Design Team we designed the café and an extensive kitchen facility to maximise opportunities.

We also advised on the management of catering and events and how these would be marketed with in-house and catering operator support and were commissioned to carry out the operator procurement stages and following tender exercises helped appoint caterers

Scope

  • Catering strategy
  • Events and day catering business planning
  • Space planning & detailed café counter & kitchen design
  • Operator procurement