The consultancy claims local entrepreneur Paul Adams, who part-owns Warehouse Brasserie, appointed the group without a pitch in January, on the strength of its previous work on the restaurant and on his hotel The Vincent, also in Southport.
’We were briefed to give the restaurant a new and slightly cooler look and feel,’ says a Design LSM spokeswoman. ’We have given the interior more of a New York-apartment feel, stripping back the walls to brick in some places and rough plastering it in others.’ Industrial balustrades are intended to add to the look.
However, Design LSM claims that more refined fixtures and fittings will provide a contrast with the warehouse-inspired interior design style – timber floors feature throughout, and antique chandeliers and crisp white tablecloths in the ground-floor restaurant and upstairs lounge bar are intended to take the edge off the rough styling.
Warehouse Brasserie is understood to be opening on 4 May with a new name, Warehouse Kitchen & Bar. The Mirror newspaper reported earlier this month that Liverpool star Gerrard said of Warehouse Brasserie, ’It is my favourite restaurant. I’ve been eating there for years’.