Intu Lakeside Shopping Centre
The Boardwalk Canopy Replacement
“Out door eating at Intu Lakeside”
Hatmet undertook the installation of the new dining pods at Intu Lakeside. Intu contracted Hatmet with its design team Leslie Jones Architects, Workman and Cudd Bentley.
Installed a truly unique dining experience at Intu Lakeside. The works took place over the Lake where Hatmet and it’s supply chain installed Studio Tate design with LJA technical design input.
New pods have their own shutter and Lighting. Installed with moving roof blades and a new glass canopy installed to bridge the walkway from the Restaurants to the pods running some 170m along the Boardwalk. All of the works were undertaken out of hours whilst the restaurants traded during the day.
The project required difficult logistics and open communication with the Intu project team with the restaurant management and staff.
All 9 restaurants remained open and trading without impact on foot fall, Hatmet removed and reinstated around 10,000 sq foot of timber decking to enable the installation of the structural steel elements under the decking . The pods with in-built water control flowing directly into the lake below.
The pods give a all year dining experience to the existing restaurants with the pods LED strip lighting and are heated and with speakers that give an enjoyable dining experience.
Each pod is controlled by the restaurant to allow for their unique requirements.