Helping Asian cuisine stand out in a melting pot city – Wagamamas Wigmore Street transformation
In Spring 2018 the team at Wagamamas approached us about handling the refurbishment at another one of their restaurants. Wagamama’s Wigmore Street sits on a popular corner in central London, only a short stroll from London’s famous oxford street and hyde park. It’s a strong position, and Wagamama’s ‘kaizen’ philosophy – positive, continuous improvement – paved the way for taking full advantage of the space.
Prior to refurbishment
Prior to refurbishment, Wagamamas Wigmore Street had a very different restaurant layout, the existing layout didn’t take advantage of the view through the restaurant from the main entrance on Duke Street. Our plan was to utilise the new concept and reconfigure the layout to create a visual link from the shopfront, through the entire restaurant.
For Wagamamas Wigmore Street, the most challenging part during construction was the strip out phase. Due to the building being an existing restaurant, there was a lot of unknowns in regards to the structure and floor levels, this meant that a full strip out was needed in order to gain all the information we needed for a successful refurbishment.
The grand reveal
On the 8th October 2018, the project had been completed and transformation accomplished. Introducing stone, marble and timber to create a natural feel for relaxed dining. Pendant lights add atmosphere over the varied seating styles, highlighting flashes of spicy copper detail. The wide glass frontage, down both sides of the corner, mirrors Wagamama’s appeal and open attitude. We are so grateful to work with a brand like Wagamamas and look forward to working with them on future projects.
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