Versital is thrilled to have been commissioned by interior designers JMDA Ltd to provide bespoke bar and kitchen pass tops for their latest project with hospitality giant Whitbread. Cookhouse & Pub located in Oldbury, West Midlands, is the newest concept venue by the company and features Versital’s on-trend ‘Arabesque’ marble finish surfaces.
Described by Whitbread as ‘an informal, all day restaurant, with the relaxed vibe and affordability of a pub’ the new space is now a striking new eatery that has replaced the previous site. Speaking of the renovation, Simon Tyas, director of JMDA said ‘Much of the original interior was stripped out. The kitchen and back of house areas were retained in the same location, but the kitchen was converted into a theatre-style, extending into the restaurant and including a bistro oven, so diners can see their food being prepared.’
Versital’s made-to-order surfaces were commissioned for the bar and kitchen pass tops in a luxurious white marble finish. The handcrafted surfaces bring a fresh and modern feel to the space, effortlessly complementing the contemporary colour palette of teal, mushroom and off white. Punctuated with pops of ochre yellow and showcasing wooden and copper accents, the new restaurant displays industrial elements throughout for an informal yet sophisticated dining experience.
Versital’s solid marble surfaces offer all the beauty of natural marble without the issues the natural product often brings – a totally unique product and the most realistic faux marble on the market. The true-to-life marble is 100% waterproof, non-porous and stain proof making it a preferred choice for bars and restaurants alike. Boasting an impressive range of over 100 exclusive finishes, Versital caters for all interior styles whether domestic or commercial.
Gemma Stockberger, Head of Marketing and Sales for Versital UK said ‘Being involved with a prestigious brand such as Whitbread is always a proud moment for us. We were absolutely delighted to be specified, once again, by the designer JMDA who we love working with. All our surfaces are hand-crafted with care and it’s fantastic to see them used on beautifully designed projects being enjoyed across the UK. We can’t wait to see this new brand concept roll out across the UK over the coming year.’