Building on solid foundations

Date published: 25 June 2018

Oldham-based construction and fit-out specialist Medlock FRB has completed two more venues for fast-growing premium steakhouse chain Miller & Carter.

The latest schemes are at Otterspool in Liverpool and Gosforth Park in Newcastle upon Tyne.

They take the number of Miller & Carter projects by Medlock to eight in two years.

The north east venue, on the edge of a housing development opposite Newcastle Racecourse, was Medlock’s first new-build project for Miller & Carter.

The two-storey building has a timber frame with a contrasting external finish of brickwork, cladding and render. The restaurant has 300 covers, including al fresco dining.

Miller & Carter’s Otterspool site, which has 160 covers, saw an existing restaurant converted into the steakhouse brand.

Medlock’s first venue for the chain, which is owned by pub and restaurant group Mitchells & Butlers, was at Chester in 2016.

Since then Medlock has completed steakhouse projects in Bedford, Grantham, Hinckley, Milton Keynes and Stratford-upon-Avon’s new £30m Bell Court retail and leisure complex, where it also fitted out an All Bar One venue for Mitchells & Butlers.

Dan Lewis, project director at Medlock, said: “It is great to see Miller & Carter expanding rapidly and we are delighted to be working with the popular steakhouse chain to create new sites and generate employment across the country.

“It’s exciting to be involved in new-build projects as well as those which breathe new life into older restaurants by converting them into Miller & Carter venues, each of which exhibits the brand’s distinctive interior design features, including an open kitchen, contemporary bar, luxurious dining space, designer lighting and red undertones.

“Our relationship with Mitchells & Butlers includes the fit-out of new All Bar One venues and we look forward to further developing our association in the future.

“We have a strong track record in the leisure sector and we are proud of our reputation for delivering high-quality work for our clients.”