Guests at SUSHISAMBA’s iconic Heron Tower destination are now dining amongst its impeccable updated interiors following the appointment of property services specialist DMA Group, who delivered essential fabric and building services maintenance to one of London’s most Instagrammed restaurants ahead of life post-lockdown.
Famous for its world-class cuisine, SUSHISAMBA’s exquisite interiors and facilities are as important as the menu to its fine dining experience. By bringing its maintenance program forward during lockdown, the restauranteur has reopened smoothly to host months of delayed bookings and celebrations.
SUSHISAMBA’s exquisite use of light, glass and natural materials require specialist maintenance upkeep. From the 30-foot-high orange tree installation and 300 pendant lights adorning a striking bamboo canopy, to the exacting finish to the Japanese-inspired black and white geometric-tiled floor, every element must be meticulously serviced.
Appointed as the main contractor to deliver specialist flooring replacement, repairs and more general upgrade works, DMA co-ordinated with professional advisors, landlord representatives and specialist suppliers to plan and expedite the works during the challenges of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.
Steve McGregor, Group MD at DMA Group, said: “We are thrilled to see SUSHISAMBA delighting diners once more following what has been a turbulent year for the hospitality sector. Making buildings work is what we do – this project is the successful result of quick-fire planning by SUSHISAMBA and the commitment of our skilled team of project managers, surveyors and engineers.”
As workplaces open up and restrictions lift the role of the FM has become more important than ever.
The challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic are now providing a valuable opportunity for FMs to demonstrate their skills and adaptability. Whilst on a practical level FMs are responsible for making buildings safe and comfortable, they are also crucial in attracting people back to the office.
In speaking with industry leaders, it is clear that there are six key areas of focus. Zip has published a white paper which looks at each one, suggesting ways that facilities managers can tackle the complexities and pace of a return to the workplace, whilst demonstrating clear and effective leadership along the way.
To find out more download the white paper here.