Town firm’s part in top London eatery

Restaurant Story in London, designed and built in part by Ilkeston firm Dales Fabrication.
Restaurant Story in London, designed and built in part by Ilkeston firm Dales Fabrication.
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An Ilkeston firm had a big hand in helping to convert a derelict public toilet block into a top-notch London restaurant for rising star chef Tom Sellars.

Dales Fabrications, based in the Crompton Road Industrial Estate, designed many features of the striking, ultra-modern building close to the Shard skyscraper in the capital.

The company – one of the leading manufacturers of aluminium eaves products – was picked to work on Restaurant Story because of its great reputation in the industry, according to contractors Allgood Guttering.

“From the outset, this project was very demanding in terms of technical spec, quality and delivery requirements, we therefore required a fabricator able to successfully meet and exceed the client’s expectations,” said David Allgood from the firm.

“We suggested Dales Fabrications as the preferred contractor for this project given their experience, attention to detail and ability to deliver on time to a very high standard.”

Replacing a derelict Victorian public convenience, the single-storey pavilion was designed to sit modestly alongside a small garden, framing views of a listed statue and The Shard beyond.

Dales designed and manufactured the narrow fascia and large raking soffit panels for the main eaves to the front and rear elevations.

Architects Space Craft also praised said Dales’s work was ‘one of the highlights of the finished scheme’.

Six courses are served at Tooley Street’s Restaurant Story for £45 and 12 courses will set you back £65.