Creating Bespoke Spaces for Enjoyment & Wellbeing

Take a look around a post Covid restaurant…

Beyond the Sneeze Screens

The “smart” food and beverage concept for the future

Thompsons is a specialist contractor providing fit-out and refurbishment services to established brands and clients requiring accelerated growth within the Food & Beverage, Leisure and Retail industries

Working as main contractor we are trusted to provide services to some of the country’s leading brands including JKS Restaurants, Pho, Prezzo, Burger King, D&D, Las Iguanas, Cabana, Jollibee, Tonkotsu, Gymkhana, Mowgli, Wagamama and many more.

Our Challenge: The Disrupted ‘New Normal

A shrinking economy, changing consumer trends and UK Government directed intervention into business operations are a mere handful of challenges that the current-day UK hospitality sector operator has to face at present. The ONS published a report stating that the UK economy had shrunk 19.1% in the three months from Mar-May 2020.

Reduced table covers, pre-booked allotted dining hours and increased hygiene requirements have had to be rapidly adopted to ensure that venues met the criteria to open following a forced period of lockdown.

Yet, many operators have been unable to weather the storm, with the UK sector seeing closures and collapse of what were once household brands.

Those still operating are having to rapidly adapt to survive.

In this concept piece, we have partnered with established hospitality designer Lucid Interiors to analyse elements of the built environment that can be adapted to enable operators to safely re-open and sustain a competitive advantage

Our Approach: Fostering a culture of innovation and building consumer trust

Our proposal offers a fit-out that is multi-faceted, highly adaptable, and assures customers and staff that every detail has been carefully considered to minimise risks to them, whilst maximising the customer experience.

By repurposing existing infrastructure and making technology-enabled adaptations based upon elements of the existing operating model, we are able to deliver an exciting, convenient and highly connected solution that can be done within a short-time period with minimal disruption to operations.

Our design proposal is based around six core problem statements that are common issues faced by the current day consumer, addressing each one with a solution and detailed design proposals that will help operators better meet the needs of their customer.

“A rise in original restaurant interiors is predicted, which will come hand-in-hand with surreal design and boundary-pushing dining concepts. Transparency will also become key; venues will embrace open kitchens to demonstrate hygiene and distancing practice, and surfaces clad in anti-microbial materials will become the norm.”

Richard Smith
Head of Continuous Improvement

So, what can hospitality venues do to adapt their offerings to this changed consumer?

Proposed Restaurant Layout

Electronic Weatherproof Displays

Copper Tables

Divider Screens

Automatic Doors / Door Opener

Visual Toilet Indicator

Booth Seating

Proximity Bracelets

Restaurant Management System

Live Wall

Mechanical Ventilation Systems

Living Wall

Ultra-Violet Light

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