Works started at The Wharf in January 2020, but the site was shut down due to the pandemic. Builders moved back in to finish the job in July when the site re-opened and interior layouts and designs were tweaked for the fit-out to ensure the pub was compliant with Covid-19 regulations, and met social distancing requirements.
To allow the site to reopen safely, digital technologies were used to communicate and collaborate, for example, 3D walkthroughs of the site were used to cut down on the number of people travelling to site as the fit-out progressed.
One of the biggest challenges in updating The Wharf was building a terrace over the lake from the ground floor. To do this, over 20 piles were driven into the lake to support the new structure.
In addition to the new terrace, the interior design and fit-out transformed the site into a spacious and contemporary pub with more dining spaces, a function room, a vast kitchen, and a full reconfiguration of the bar area to suit the new layout.