Refurbishment to Neighbourhood restaurant in Manchester


The Neighbourhood restaurant in Manchester has temporarily closed and is currently looking to reopen after a full refurbishment. Their goal is to bring the look and taste of the beloved Big Apple to Manchester to give customers all of the famous food and drinks of New York.

Neighbourhood started an inspiring journey back in 2013, and this re-opening will be the next chapter for the restaurant. The last three and a half years have been incredible as they have eaten, drank and danced the night away creating timeless memories that will last the company’s life time.

The refurbishment does not stop there, as there are talks of taking the restaurant to Liverpool. James Hitch the founder of East Coast Concepts is ecstatic over the million pound refurbishment and believes the bar will be raised even higher from when they first opened. James hopes to give customers an experience like they have never felt before.

You can look forward to seeing the reopening on the 2nd June. Be sure to check it out as it will be quite the spectacle.

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James Hitch – Founder of East Coast Concepts

Trendy Neighbourhood in Manchester

OakesUK are pleased to announce we will be providing a full electrical installation project in a neighbourhood in Manchester. The project began last Tuesday and it will be a full refurbishment project that will take up to four weeks.

Our colleagues at OakesUK are excited to share the progression of the project. For the mean time here is some images of the project at the moment. We look forward to keeping you posted.IMG_20160503_1507124-COLLAGE

Manchester Piccolinos Refurbishment ‘Finished’

OakesUK is proud to announce that we have completed the refurbishment for the Piccolinos restaurant in Manchester. We provided a full electrical installation for the establishment, both we and the client could not be happier with the finished project.

The project started late February/early March, we are overjoyed with how quick our team of experienced colleagues were able to complete the project. Not to mention the level of outstanding quality.

With OakesUK we ensure to provide this level of quality to all of our customers, we look forward to sharing upcoming projects. Keep posted for more.


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Manchester Piccolinos Refurbishment ‘Update’

The OakesUK staff has been very busy refurbishing the Piccolino’s venue in Manchester. We are proud to announce that work is flowing fluidly and we are looking to have the project completed within the coming weeks. We have provided some images below to showcase the quality service that we provide. We look forward to showcasing the finished makeover provided by our team of experienced and dedicated staff. Watch this space.


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Manchester Piccolinos Refurbishment

We look forward to starting the next refurbishment project for an individual restaurant company Manchester Piccolinos. The restaurant will be closed from Sunday 21st February 2016 to undergo an extensive makeover by our team of fully experienced staff. This project will run until early April and will look bigger and better with a new look and a new name!

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Chop House Group Manchester

Oakes UK are proud to announce that we will start the second phase of refurbishment for the Victorian Chop House Group Manchester. Our fully experienced and qualified staff will be working tirelessly to ensure that our client’s vision on this project is met with full expectations. Once the project is fully finished we will leave a link to the case studies page to show you our terrific work.

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Oakes Uk works on the Grind in London

We are currently working on another great project in London and this time at one of the most iconic addresses of 2 London Bridge.

The project is London Grind and it is an all day and late night Espresso Bar, Kitchen and Cocktail Bar.

We will give you developments of the latest project with great pictures of the work we have been doing.

Stay tuned and visit their website for more about the brand at

Oakes UK now accredited to Safecontractor

safe-contractor-iconWe have recently passed the assessment for the accreditation to Safecontractor.

This accreditation demonstrates to our clients the high standard of health and safety we have attained.

Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme. It recognises the high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.

Organisations cannot take the risk of employing a contractor that is unable to demonstrate a high standard of working and this now outlines to any new customers that we understand the importance and value of adopting good risk management strategy.

Q Grill BBQ Restaurant at Canary Wharf Now Open

All the hard work on the new Q Grill BBQ restaurant and bar concept from Des McDonald has paid off.  Thanks to all the team who have worked on the project to get it finished on time.

The restaurant is now fully open so get down and sample the delights and take in the winter atmosphere.

Things taking shape at Q Grill BBQ Restaurant at Canary Wharf

Oakes UK have  been working hard on the new Q Grill BBQ restaurant and bar concept from Des McDonald.

We have some updates for you from the Ice Rink in Canary Wharf. Our expertise in dealing with large brands has helped us to promote our services nationwide and as you can see everything is looking good for the upcoming winter months.

Keep posted for further updates and other projects.


Oakes Uk begin work on the Q Grill BBQ Restaurant at Canary Wharf

Oakes UK have recently won the fit out of the electrical work for the new Q Grill BBQ restaurant and bar concept from Des McDonald.

This is situated at the Ice Rink in Canary Wharf and is the follow up pop up restaurant to the successful summer “On the Roof with Q” pop up restaurant at Selfridges.

Our expertise in dealing with large brands has helped us to promote our services nationwide.

Follow the story with regular updates.



Oakes Uk are CHAS Compliant (Contractors Health and Safety)

CHASAs part of our ongoing commitment and training at Oakes Uk. We would like to highlight our CHAS Accreditation.

As a CHAS compliant supplier, we meet acceptable standards of health and safety. We carry this out in all practices in our business to ensure you receive the best service and standards possible.

Young Employee Progress at Oakes Uk

Jack cox who has been with the company as an apprentice has successfully completed his City & Guilds inspection and testing adding another qualification to his name and is now looking to progress and further himself by completing his compex 7&8 for hazardous areas.

Forecourt Traders Awards

The forecourt traders awards 2014 are up and coming, We have had the pleasure of working on a number of sites nominated this year and we are hoping they do well.

Take a look at the Finalists here >>


Murco chooses Philips for upgraded lighting

murco-logoMurco Petroleum is upgrading the lighting in its forecourt shops to LED luminaires provided by Philips Lighting, as part of its rolling refurbishment programme.

Murco has a network of over 225 company-owned service stations across England, Scotland and Wales, each with a retail outlet operated under the Costcutter brand. It says it is continually seeking ways to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.

For this reason it has decided to introduce the latest generation of LED lighting to increase energy efficiency in its shops, while also reducing the cost of ownership. Electrical contractor, Peter Oakes, who has worked with Murco on many shop upgrades, was asked to explore possible solutions.

He said: “We have a very close relationship with Murco and wanted to ensure we found the best solution, in terms of performance, energy and cost. We began by obtaining a sample of all the LED options available and sent them for independent sphere testing to evaluate the claims made by the manufacturers.

“The Philips products literally ‘shone through’ and all of their claims were validated, so they were selected for the project. We also worked with Murco to develop a business case, which showed they could expect a return on investment within 15-18 months, depending on the type of store and the lighting being replaced.”

“We were very pleased with the results of the trials and decided to proceed with a roll-out programme,” said Amalan Poopal, Murco’s shop network manager. “We upgraded around 30 shops during 2013 and expect to complete a further 30-35 by the end of 2014. These have been prioritised so that the shops with the oldest, least efficient lighting are upgraded first.”

Major Newton Heath Refit

refit1Oakes UK were used in the projects for Murco to introduce LED lighting to the forecourt and store.

The forecourt and store site was flattened and redeveloped, quadrupling the size of the store from 300sq ft to 1,000sq ft.

Murco area retail manager Paul Masher said: “The original store had been on the site for years and needing rebuilding and with the development of new residential housing in the area; it was the right time for us to redevelop the site and ensure we continue to deliver an excellent service to our customers.

“The result is a much better shopping experience and offer for both our existing and new potential customers.”

“Sales at the store have also benefited from the major refit, with overall net sales up by some 40% and alcohol sales doubling in volume.”


Walnut Service Station Refit in Wakefield

wakefieldOakes Uk have been involved with another major refit at Walnut Service Station in Wakefield. This has involved the introduction of LED lighting.

At Walnut the shop floor space has increased fourfold from 140 to 600 sq. ft. and here again, a bigger and brighter store with a greater product range is resulting in shop sales up some 20%.

Another benefit is a growth in weekly fuel volumes. The station’s new contract manager Janagan Yogarasa said: “I am absolutely delighted with my new shop. It now allows me to display a great range of products, while at the same time, giving customers more space to shop.

“Sales have already improved and I am confident that they will continue to increase.”

Chester Boutique Hotel Oddfellows Redevelopment

Oddfellows is a quirky and very imaginative 18-bed boutique hotel located in Chester.

Oakes Uk has helped to transform this site as part of a multi-million pound redevelopment.

Working alongside Lister Carter we have helped achieve the design, service and maintenance that is required for an amazing development project in the North West.

The success of Oddfellows has so far won Lister Carter an award at the Northern Design Awards 2012 as well as a nomination in the recent Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2013

Take a look at the full story here >>

Oakes Uk Working on The Barn by Lister Carter

barnWe have worked alongside Lister Carter on many projects and a recent one is The Barn.

The Barn is a spectacular 400 year old dairy farm set in the beautiful Cheshire countryside. It has been transformed into the most striking of spaces, filled with character and charm.

The Barn is in a  rural setting, Lister Carter strived to create a contemporary, chic and versatile interior, yet one that maintained relevance to its surroundings by utilising the rustic attributes.

We have helped them realise this with our services to bring their vision to reality.