commercial refurbishment / leisure and hospitality

, Executive Director


Hotwalls Portsmouth

Portsmouth’s exciting creative quarter Hotwalls Studios and eatery The Canteen, where the city’s historic fortifications have been transformed into thirteen working studios and a waterfront dining space.

The brief:

Portsmouth City Council appointed our client and Main Contractor Mountjoy to provide alterations and additions to the historic fabric to convert the existing open and internal casemates, internal storage rooms, public toilets and external spaces to 13 artist studios, brasserie café, management space, public toilets, retail space, stores and terrace.

We provided all the internal fabric fit out works, from laying the specialist Kebony flooring in the units, installing bespoke kitchens in the studio’s to all carpentry items, ceramic tiling, the final decorations and the 4mtr high Oak Pergola, for the alterations and additions to the historic existing casements, converting the space into 13 creative studios, a deli-style eatery management suite, internal storage rooms, public toilets, external spaces and a wooden terrace.

SIZE: 8,000sqft
SERVICES PROVIDED: Walls and Ceilings, Carpentry, Decoration, Plumbing, Ceramic Wall and Floor Tiling
CONTRACT TYPE: Sub Contractor


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