Briggs Kitchen and Bar
Area of focus
Places we Play, Dine, and Buy
Owner / Consultant
Talex Hospitality/Steven Ho Architect
Scope was comprised of minor demolition work and the refinishing for a new layout. A new MUA and exhaust fan system were installed, as well as new electrical panels. The interior layout was re-distributed and the patio was rehabilitated for summer season seating.
Delnor mobilized to the site after the bulk of the original restaurant had been demolished, leaving only minor demolition to be completed. A portion of the building was constructed in 1947, and the existing floor in this area was covered with holes from various construction and operational activities over the years. The majority of the existing west wall (circa 1920) was retained in its existing condition, with some brick repair and general cleaning being the only work needed. Old bricked up door openings in the west wall were used for a recessed Service Counter and a recessed book shelf. Much of the plumbing needed to be replaced due to its condition and age.
The existing concrete ceiling was cleaned, redundant electrical and mechanical services were removed and painted flat black. The Interior Designer engaged by the Owner utilized the existing structure in conjunction with ‘state of the art’ construction design to create a unique motif, resulting in Brigg’s becoming the destination spot of Calgary’s restaurant scene. During the construction process, major design changes were added to satisfy the City, landlord and tenant and a lot of coordination took place to meet changes. The client moved in as per the schedule and we have received positive comments about the overall project and the limited time schedule we had.