Stew & Oyster

The renovation and conversion of a Grade II listed building that was once a major archaeological museum.

The Town Hall was commissioned in 1749 in the heart of Malton market place, now known as the food capital of Yorkshire. We at Bear Builders were awarded the contract to undertake the transforming of the disused building into a new café bar for the food chain ‘Stew and Oyster’.

The stunning exterior of the building left untouched, solely with a revamp of the interior of the building. Structural alterations to the entrance were implemented to create a new entrance and formation of an access ramp. New stud partition walls were constructed to form the new internal layout, comprising of kitchen area, ladies, gents’ & accessible toilets. The removal of a wall created a large open space and private dining area upstairs. New floor boards to match the existing were installed, along with additional Yorkshire stone flooring in the ground floor dining area.

We undertook the first and second fix of the commercial kitchen installation along with installation of a ventilation system and specialist anti-slip flooring. Various tiling works were completed in the bar area and lavatories.

One interesting part of the project was to supply bespoke furniture, a large bookshelf along with beautifully hand-crafted steel table – an element which was key to achieving the ‘Scandi’ look the designers had aimed for. A steel balustrade was installed to the first floor me mezzanine. The ‘state of the art’ ceiling hung infrared panel heaters were mounted to create a minimalistic look.

Other key features include; a full electrical re-wire within the building, a 5 zone fire detection system along with emergency lighting and sounders. The installation of audio cables and public WiFi system and also a client supplied log burner and flue liner. We were given a short time scale for this project to be completed be opened, however, Bear Builders succeeded completion within the quoted time frame and costing.

Project value: £175k+

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