An all-avocado dining concept in Henrietta Street, featuring flooring from Havwoods

The first of its kind, Avobar is situated in Covent Garden and is London’s first dedicated avocado bar. Expertly designed by the team at DesignLSM, the brief involved creating a space that is both eclectic and ‘insta-worthy’. Adorned with sumptuous fresh produce and framed by stunning botanical backdrops, the restaurant embraces the beauty of nature with a contemporary design aesthetic that makes Avobar one of the most exciting new additions to London’s thriving social dining scene. Taking inspiration from the laid-back Californian lifestyle, the design features a relaxed, neutral colour palette with distressed white timbers, a range of woven textiles and statement wood flooring from Havwoods.


Superior new development boasts stunning interiors and individually designed conferencing facilities plus five floors of offices, breakout areas and community kitchens

Now possible to make bookings to take space in what will be one of London’s iconic serviced offices

Office Space in Town, one of the UK’s leading serviced office providers, today announces the launch of its latest stunning serviced office development at 22 Tudor Street, in the heart of London’s prestigious Midtown district. The building is currently undergoing an extensive £8.5 million refurbishment and will be converted into an affordable high-end serviced office, which will be open to tenants from June 2019.

P C Henderson Expands its Range of Sliding Barn Door Style Hardware

P C Henderson has this month introduced a number of new additions to its range of Rustic sliding barn door hardware – including a new top mounted version and a new ‘antique rust effect’ finish.

The new Rustic Top Mount offers a stylish, contemporary twist on the company’s classic Rustic 80 system with its matt black hangers being mounted to the top of the door. The company has also introduced a new ‘antique rust effect’ finish to its classic Rustic 80 system to further complement the range. 

BC Designs and Bayswater London W2 secures deal with The IPG

BC Designs and Bayswater London W2 have become the latest manufacturers to join The IPG; the UK’s largest and fastest growing membership group of independent plumbing, heating and bathroom specialists.

The IPG was founded on the belief that independent merchants should have a better voice in today’s market, and a better opportunity to compete with the generic chain stores and companies dominating the market.

ThinCats tailors bespoke management buy-out for leading refurbishment specialist, sq-m2

ThinCats, the leading fintech lender to mid-size SMEs, has facilitated a management buy-out for sq-m2 Limited, a leading fit-out and refurbishment specialist in London and the South East.

Founded in 2003, sq-m2 is a traditional build contractor, undertaking projects across three main types: commercial; refurbishments; and high-end residential works. Founded in 2003 by Steve Hart, the sq-m2 team is well regarded as ’buildability’ experts with a range of high-profile clients, including British Land, BNP Paribas and Activision.

A glass act: Henry Howard Finance supports window manufacturer and provides clear vision for business growth

Henry Howard Finance (HHF) has helped start-up window manufacturer Fentrade Limited invest in cutting edge machinery to expand its burgeoning business.

South Wales-based Fentrade were helped by HHF to buy new equipment to enable it to manufacture high volumes of aluminium windows.

A low emissions wood burning stove for cosy living

A woodburning stove brings that homely fireside ambience so many of us are looking for. Whether you are self-building, renovating or designing a new space, you’ll be looking at ways to make a house a home. From sleek inset fires to country-inspired freestanding stoves, there is a stove to suit any interior styling, giving plenty of options to suit any personal taste.

If timeless style with the very latest low emissions technologies are at the top of your list, the Sheraton wood burning and multi-fuel stove from Stovax makes an ideal solution. This stove features a bevelled doorframe with matching cornicing to the cast iron top and bottom, alongside a state-of-the-art, low emission combustion system.

Partnership welcomes new developments

The coastal West Sussex region has become a hub for development, with significant progress being made on key sites throughout the area.

The Coastal West Sussex Partnership, which brings senior leaders from the public and private sector to champion economic growth within the area, has given its support to several developments that it anticipates will have a ‘larger than local impact’. These include the Lady Bee Enterprise Centre in Shoreham, New Monks Farm in Lancing and Salt Box and Oldlands Farm in Bognor Regis, which is part of the Enterprise Bognor Regis area.

The IPG to give away 25 knee pads to help battle ‘The Problem of Plumber’s Knees’

Plumber’s Knees: it’s the underlying health issue known by plumbers nationwide – but may still come as quite a shock to those not in the trade.

It’s the news that was recently revealed in an article, published by The IPG last year, that found a staggering 75% of working plumbers will experience problems with their knees as a result of the hard graft and constant kneeling associated with the profession. And perhaps even more worryingly, it was also found that a mere 41% of those asked had taken action, and actually discussed their ailment with their GP.

The second biggest hotel in Europe is in Somerset

The second biggest hotel in Europe is in a quiet Somerset town.

That may sound strange, but it’s what the hotels owner claims.

In Bridgwater, just a few miles from the M5, a brand new huddle of buildings has become a temporary home to nearly 1,000 people. Or, more specifically, nearly 1,000 men.

The hotel was built by French energy giant EDF as a place to house the growing number of workers building the UK’s next nuclear power station, Hinkley C, which is itself the biggest building site in Europe.

Saracen Interiors on site with major fit-out for Global Technology Company, Carl Zeiss

Saracen Interiors is now reaching the end of a substantial fit-out project for Global Technology company Carl Zeiss.

The interiors company is transforming c. 43,000 sq. ft. of office space plus undertaking a range of external works at a site in Cambridgeshire to create a world-class lean manufacturing facility, including a clean room, where Carl Zeiss will make electron microscopes for sale and distribution worldwide.

The fit-out of Building 1030 at Cambourne Business Park covers three floors, and the complexity and specialised nature of the work has just been documented in a new video available to view at


Deanestor, one of the UK’s leading contract furniture specialists, has announced its expansion into kitchens for the premium build-to-rent and market sale housing sectors.

Following its success in the manufacture and installation of high-quality kitchen furniture across a range of sectors for the last two decades, Deanestor has launched a new service to provide bespoke contemporary kitchens to developers and main contractors for studio and apartment projects for both rent and market sale.


An acoustic attenuation solution provided by Sto has helped create a new acoustic environment at a leading London restaurant. The StoSilent Distance system has been installed at Lyle’s – a restaurant that is quickly becoming recognized as one of most prestigious establishments of its kind in the capital.

Located in the historic refurbished Tea Building in Shoreditch, Lyle’s frontage consists of original individual glazed windows, which lead into a clean modern, large open plan area.  Within this area there are exposed HVAC services below the soffit, a bar space and an open kitchen experience. “Although the interior is clean, light and modern and gives a feeling of space, unfortunately all the original features of the building, i.e. glazed tiles to the walls, original concrete columns and polished concrete floors are hard and reflective and only add to the acoustic conundrum with attenuation, reverberation and speech clarity,” explains Sto’s Technical Consultant for Acoustics, Mike Wallace.  “Add to the mix the open kitchen and bar, mood music and hard wooden tables and chairs, and it was vital that the correct acoustic balance was achieved.

Are Gen Z’ers the perfect apprentices?

When your company’s workload begins to pile up and you need an extra pair of hands on a project, there are a few avenues you can take. You can hire a freelancer, get in touch with a contractor, or spend every waking moment working on things yourself (not a great option).

Recently, though, more and more businesses are taking advantage of an underestimated option: apprenticeships.

Peter Martin and Chris Brazier announced as ceda Conference hosts

The 2019 ceda Conference is starting to take shape with the announcement of its hosts.

ceda are delighted to welcome back Peter Martin who will, once again, be taking up the role of host for the Business Day, a position he has held in the past.

Peter is one of the most authoritative and influential commentators on the eating and drinking out sector, with some 35 years experience as columnist, editor, media owner, market analyst and board consultant.