The Head of Steam brand, part of Camerons Brewery, continues it’s success with another site being refurbished in Huddersfield.
The trackside Listed building is a favorite stop on Yorkshire’s famous railway ‘Ale trail’ and needed to be refurbished & updated to deal with the high volume of customers.
Huddersfield’s Head of Steam sits with a Grade I Listed building, with an entrance right onto the platform. Its location keeps it busy and so the chance for a refurbishment arose and RDF undertook the works. Following the successful completion of other Head of Steam sites we fully understand the client’s specification and requirements, and are very proud to have been asked to return to carry out works on their other sites – a reflection on our high level of performance.
RDF worked directly with Camerons to design and refurbish the Huddersfield site by renewing all four of the rooms of this busy, fast flowing pub in a few weeks. Located on the trackside at Huddersfield station, it had to be business as usual as travellers past through at all hours of the day and night. We worked on two of the four rooms at one time, not moving on until it was complete to ensure trading wasn’t disrupted. The refurbishment of the toilets was undertaken out of normal working hours so as to further minimise the impact to trade.
As part of the internal refurbishment the bar was added to and adapted to cater for the ever expanding and wide range of draught products that the Head of Steam brand is famous for. The external works included a full redecoration of the trackside which required permission of Network Rail, as well as stone cleaning and new signage.
Parking onsite was extremely limited producing a daily challenge when it came to safely delivering goods and removing waste all whilst the pub continued trading. All of these were expertly timed throughout the construction period so as not to disturb the public and surrounding businesses.