The Tutto Restaurant on the promenade in Weston-Super-Mare is an iconic circular building designed by award winning architects Angus Meek Architects, who were also responsible for the design of the new Weston Grand Pier.
We were responsible for the design of the Mechanical and Electrical services, and for SBEM calculations and renewables to meet North Somerset Councils Planning condition requiring 15% renewable energy as part of the development.
The design was a challenge considering the circular shape of the building because there is no "back" of the building to conceal the plant items necessary for a commercial kitchen and restaurant. With some careful design, and by working together with the client and architect, we were able to develope the space planning to conceal the plant, and achieve the desired "wow" factor.
Thermal modelling and computer sun path analysis enabled us to confirm the requirements for solar shading to assist in keeping the fully glazed building cool in summer.
The restaurant has a theatre kitchen incorporating a pizza oven and cook line dedicated to the preparation of fine Italian cuisine.
The building is truely green and has solar thermal panels to provide the majority of the hot water used in the kitchen, and photo-voltaic panels to provide electricity. Natural ventilation and solar shading is used to cool the building.
The surround glazing to to the first floor and external gallery provide extensive internal and external seating with views across the Bristol Channel.
We highly recommend a visit when you are next in Weston-Super-Mare. You have to try the ice cream. Its from local farm Puxton Park and its delicious!