Professional recording studio design and acoustic consultancy Veale Associates (VA) has refurbished restaurant facilities aimed at students training for a career in hospitality and tourism.
The venue, situated on the University of West London’s Ealing campus, provides a state-of-the-art restaurant for both training and hosting special events, with a live performance space that now offers vastly improved acoustics thanks to the work of VA.
“The restaurant is intended for presentations and musical events and the acoustics were far from great,” said Veale Associates head consultant Eddie Veale. “We adapted the ceiling design to provide acoustic tempering and lighting to create an airy light feel with good acoustics so clientele can enjoy a fine dining experience with excellent musical and sound reproduction.”
The development is part of a multi-million pound campus regeneration scheme for the University, aimed at improving students’ learning and social experience. VA worked closely with principal contractor Willmott Dixon and designers of UWL, Ferro Design to create the restaurant facility.
“Flagship facilities have become increasingly important in the education sector to attract prospective students and provide them with the best experience but also in enabling establishments to undertake profitable commercial activities,” commented Eloise Randell, VA’s creative director.
”We are delighted with the newly refurbished restaurant which provides excellent industry standards for teaching and learning for those students who are studying for positions in the international hospitality industry,” concluded head of London School of Hospitality and Tourism professor David Foskett.