Frankie & Benny’s serve up new restaurant at Bridgend retail park

Cardiff construction firm opco has completed the design and the construction of the Frankie & Benny’s restaurant at the McArthur Glen Designer Outlet in Bridgend.

The £500K Bridgend project, for client Henderson UK Ltd. on behalf of developer McArthur Glen UK Limited, consisted of a single storey restaurant shell on land adjacent to the existing Food Court building.

The work included alteration to the glazed elevation and other modifications to the existing Food Court.

South Wales-based opco had to complete the work on the New York Italian themed restaurant entirely within the confines of the busy shopping centre with normal trading carrying on throughout the 19 week period of the scheme.

opco Managing Director Nigel Coulter said: “We’re very pleased to have completed the Frankie & Benny’s contract for Henderson UK Ltd. at the high profile and busy retail hub at McArthur Glen in Bridgend.”

Project architects are Holder Mathias with structural engineers and mechanical and electrical engineers URS Scott Wilson.
opco also recently completed the current phase of the £3M fit out of 164 luxury apartments above Cardiff’s landmark multi million pound St David’s shopping centre.

opco has completed the £3m fit out at Cardiff’s iconic St David’s shopping centre; a £3.5m redevelopment of the National Museum of Wales Upper West Wing galleries and the Pinbrook Recycling centre Exeter for £1.3m, the client being Devon county council.

opco is currently working on a selection of projects including a £4.1m development of 16 apartments and four town houses at Porthminster Hotel, St Ives Bay, Cornwall, a £4.5m extra care home scheme in Frome and a 90 bedroom, £3.1m Travelodge hotel in Balham, South London.

The construction firm has a forward order book of some £40m and employs 70 staff from its offices in Cardiff and Exeter.