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Cutty Sark

Cutty Sark

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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
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St. Paul’s Cathedral

St. Paul’s Cathedral

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Kendrick Hobbs has worked with St. Paul’s Cathedral on several projects across their catering operations; café, restaurant, events and commercial spaces.

Originally we were tasked with providing a strategy for day and event services. This was based on site and market research and investigation of the options available. We supported the Cathedral set up management structures for catering and events marketing and management and implemented the strategy which involved drafting new contract documents and service level agreements for public and event catering operations.

In 2009 we tendered the contracts and put in place a retail ‘day’ caterer for the café and restaurant supported by a panel of caterers for events. On the natural expiry of this contract in 2009; we were again asked to support a management tender process to explore the Cathedral’s options.

Additionally we let on a commercial basis a premises previously used by the Cathedral as a shop off Paternoster Square to Paul (the French bakery chain); this has provided a new strong income stream

Scope

  • Catering strategy
  • Events and day catering business planning
  • Operator procurement
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Spinnaker Tower

Spinnaker Tower

As lead consultant we produced a feasibility study and with this agreed brought interior designer VAAL Design into our team, under the project management of Kendrick Hobbs, to redesign and install a complete refurbishment of the café at Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth.

Working for the Tower’s commercial operator, Continuum (Client) Kendrick Hobbs developed a new design and managed the installation under tight time and budgetary pressures in order to deliver a complete project in time for Easter 2012.

Scope

  • Business and operational appraisal
  • Café re-design
  • Refurbishment project management