Mr James Rusk / Mrs Louise Rusk – So L.A. – Owners
Mr Stephen Mallon – Mosaic Architects-
Mr Graeme Davidson – Allan & Hanel

The Challenge
Restauranteurs, Rusk & Rusk required a proactive contractor to co-ordinate the parallel design and fit-out of their new restaurant at Mitchell Street, Glasgow.

The difficulties of developing a site – which had been severely affected by flood damage as well as having extensive pre-existing defects in passive fire protection – was further compounded with the complication that each floor had to be fully vacated by all trades for 2 weeks during the project to allow a specialist floor finish to be applied.
With an overall period of only 4 Months for a complete design and fit-out, as well as providing early access to the kitchen to allow staff training prior to completion of all public spaces, it was always going to take something special to ensure the new restaurant was launched in October 2019 prior to the lucrative Christmas trading period.

The Solution
GMACK worked closely with the Design Team to ensure that the construction information was available to allow works to progress on site whilst the finalised design was still being developed, costed, approved and procured.
Careful co-ordination and planning were always key in delivering this project. Gaining the trust and subsequent buy-in from all of twenty plus sub-contractors, GMACK ensured the works progressed at pace and immediately upon the sign off of the design.

The Result
Overall completion was achieved late October with earlier access granted to the operating kitchen area enabling on-site training of So L.A. staff prior to the launch date. Thus, rewarding our client with their lucrative and much sought-after Christmas trading period.
Valued Client Rusk & Rusk Ltd continue to work closely with GMACK in relation to ongoing maintenance and upgrade works within their other properties.

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