Project Description

 Blue Fish Restaurant


Contracted by WCA Chartered Surveyors instructed by the insurance company.

Time Scale

3 weeks


Back Road West, St Ives


Approached by the Insures and owners of Blue Fish Restaurant, St Ives. Following a devastating fire only 3 weeks prior to the all important summer trading season.

The fire had destroyed the kitchen and caused smoke damage throughout the property. A full re-refurbishment was required urgently to enable them to open in time for the peak trading season.

As part of the refurbishment the installation of full commercial kitchen, bespoke extraction/ventilation system and full waterproofing of kitchen floor were all required.

Work Involved

Lisase with insurance assesor and freeholder, leaseholder and surveyor

The restaurant is located in a town centre location over a busy craft market, with no parking facilities and narrow access.

Asbestos was discovered during the refurbishment of the kitchen. This complication required specialist removal before renovation.


  • Worked extended hours and weekends to complete on time.
  • Dealt with removal of asbestos through registered asbestos removal company
  • Fully waterproofed floor area in kitchen
  • Creation of alfresco dining area


Business was up and running within 3 weeks of instruction