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Amber Café Bar

 

The former Clifton Cinema had been closed for many years when the project commenced.

Desertoak were the Main Contractor for its transformation into the stylish and atmospheric Amber Café Bar.

The contract period was 26-weeks and the project was completed on time, including many variations and extra works.

The original lower level sloping floor was completely removed and a new concrete floor was laid.

Over 250 Tonnes of hardcore was required, which had to be carried in a small Dumper, in 1 Tonne bags, down the rear alleyway and through a pair of double doors. 200 Tonnes of concrete was also required for the new floors and ramps.

A new curved Bar and back fitting displays’ were fitted, which are approx 14m long, with a face finished curved brick wall behind, emulating the original balcony, which still remains.

The new Bar segregates the public area from the extensive Kitchens’, Servery, Washing Area and Offices, which were constructed in the old Stage Area.

The Lounge Area was also curved, to mirror the existing Balcony and new Bar. This area was raised from the Bar Area, in order to offer a separate Relaxed Seating Area, complete with new light boxes, which have been set into the walls. 

The original Balcony ceiling was also re-plastered.

To form the new Entrance, the entrance floor slab was cut out, to enable a new Disabled Ramp to be fitted.

The original stairs were removed and a new Sliding Glass Door System was fitted, to open the Bar up in the warmer weather.

New steelwork was fitted to support the upper floors and to create a new thoroughfare between the main areas.

New ceilings and lighting rafts were fitted, as well as exposed ductwork throughout the Bar.

Access was extremely tight with the front entrance immediately overlooking Evesham Bus Station, a 2m wide alleyway to the rear of the building and a narrow one-way street on the right hand side.

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Amber Café Bar
Evesham, Worcestershire
 
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Stratford-upon-Avon
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