By leveraging Buildcorp's expertise in live environment and fit-out projects, the team successfully executed the construction of the new 150-seat Settimo Restaurant, paying meticulous attention to detail in order to capture the essence of the Amalfi Coast's stunning beauty and elegance within the design.
Buildcorp is proud to deliver the new Settimo Restaurant on behalf of The Westin Brisbane and nationally praised chef Guy Grossi.
Settimo channels Guy’s affection for the sunny splendour of the Amalfi Coast – its food, coastline, crystal waters and Mediterranean architecture. The restaurant boasts 150-seats spread across several zones, with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a garden terrace filled with olive and lemon trees. Buildcorp worked with Mills Gorman Architects to collaborate and craft the restaurant’s aesthetic, which features split face stone, Fibonacci stone and terrazzo, custom-designed terracotta and ceramic tiles, flax linen, and rattan.
Buildcorp’s scope included the complete rebuild of the kitchen including waterproofing, new appliances and stainless steel joinery and gas reticulation works. The front of house boasted premium joinery throughout, new wall, floor and window coverings, antique style doors, custom totem pole style signage, rearrangement of front entry experience, furniture and equipment, split face stone to bars and custom mosaic tiling.
Construction within a live hotel environment was a key challenge of the project, with a high-end bar operating underneath the restaurant requiring noise and vibration monitoring and management. Existing in slab services were retained as to not disturb premium ceiling joinery in the bar underneath the restaurant. Access to the space was through three operating function rooms; with deliveries coordinated ahead of time to ensure no interference with function bookings.
Mid way through the project, approval was given to remodel the kitchen which was not part of the original project scope. An expedited procurement phase to deliver the project by original PC date saw the project delivered on time, on the original opening date. The design accommodated the recycling of existing kitchen appliances and fixed equipment to provide sustainable solutions to the new kitchen layout.
All stakeholders are extremely proud of the result with the project delivered defect free on handover.
The Westin Brisbane
Mills Gorman Architects