Unsightly kitchen flue ducts could be a thing of the past for restaurants in prime city locations thanks to an innovative cladding solution that conceals their presence.
Caprice Holdings was recently faced with the dilemma of how to disguise stainless steel ducts that rise seven floors from the kitchen of its Sexy Fish restaurant up to roof level.
It turned to Midlands-based GRP Building Products, which supplied cladding sections consisting of glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) panels in textures and colours to match the brick facings and lower-level stone cladding.
The bespoke design meant that strict planning regulations were met and approved.
Gess Hunt, director at GRP, said: “This is just one of a number of flue covers created for Central London eateries in the past three years, but to be involved in such a prestigious project as Richard Caring’s new Sexy Fish restaurant is a great accomplishment for us. To satisfy planning requirements in affluent Mayfair is no easy task, but the innovation in offsite construction has allowed a solution which is acceptable to client, contractor and local authority.”
Sexy Fish is located on the south-east corner of Berkeley Square. The Asian influenced bar and restaurant boasts one of the world’s largest Japanese Whiskey collections.