The Barge

University of Lincoln Student Union

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Creating an opulent floating cocktail bar

CIC worked in partnership with Lincoln University's Student Union to turn a disused restaurant into an opulent cocktail bar, suitable for both their students and the wider community.  A renovation on the water was a first for CIC and throughout the project, it presented many challenges including the deployment of specialist access equipment to ensure safe working conditions.

Initially, to meet the insurance company's requirements CIC had the Barge tested for water leaks and consequently employed a marine company to make the barge watertight. CIC undertook structural works and built a bespoke bar to fit into the limited space. Decoration, new flooring, lighting and new furnishings all helped turn the barge into a vibrant unique venue.

Timescale: 10 weeks

Value: £220k