Synecore’s M&E expertise aids swift opening of second Pizza Union
Synecore recently completed the second M&E contract for Pizza Union’s newly opened Kings Cross restaurant in record time after a delay in the building works. The unique urban inspired Italian pizzeria, commissioned Synecore for its second development project after it experienced the firm’s professional and friendly approach to M&E contracting during the fit out of its Spitalfields restaurant.
The electrical and HVAC installation was due to take eight weeks to complete onsite, but when the building works over ran, Synecore and shop-fitters, Rocket Interiors, worked side-by-side over long days and weekends to complete the entire project in just four weeks – half the time of the original programme.
High profile entrepreneur and founder of Pizza Union, Bobby Hashemi, said, “The build of our latest development was challenging, and I’m grateful to the Synecore team and the other subcontractors, who pushed exceptionally hard towards the end of the project to ensure we opened on time. Our new pizza bar looks incredible and is proving very popular with our guests.”
The small chain of restaurants, which serves a wide variety freshly made pizzas in a “super fast” manner, bears a resemblance to a traditional Italian pizzeria with an edgy industrial look that sits perfectly in its inner-city location.
The lighting throughout the site plays a key role in creating the overall look and Synecore’s expertise in electrical design and layout was instrumental in the end finish. The installation of low pendent lights provides an intimate dining space for customers. Neon signage is strategically placed throughout the restaurant and specifically serves Pizza Union’s unusual ordering and serving process, where by the customer pays in advance and collects their order from the clearly marked ‘Pick up’ point.
The industrial theme is enhanced by exposed the metal work for the HVAC system and track lighting. Further neon signage, including the Pizza Union’s trademark lions head and crown, were installed on the internal walls and externally.
“Pizza Union’s requirement for exposed utilities has become quite an area of expertise for us,” explains Paul Thomas, Synecore’s Managing Director. “It must be impeccably installed and of course suit the existing plant and room layouts, while allowing easy access for maintenance and servicing.”
As part of the complete electrical design and installation Synecore fitted sockets throughout the restaurant, kitchen and office areas, toilet utilities, kitchen appliances, fire alarms, a security system and data cabling.
“Although there were some timing issues with this project, due to circumstances out of our control, it’s great to be part of the roll out programme for such an up-and-coming restaurant chain. We very much enjoyed working with Pizza Union and look forward to working on their next development,” concludes Thomas.
High profile entrepreneur and founder of Pizza Union, Bobby Hashemi, said,
“The build of our latest development was challenging, and I’m grateful to the Synecore team and the other subcontractors, who pushed exceptionally hard towards the end of the project to ensure we opened on time. Our new pizza bar looks incredible and is proving very popular with our guests.”