Over the years we have been asked to be involved in all sorts of exciting projects on the North Shore and there is nothing more rewarding as builders than turning something old and tired into something very different altogether. One of QPC Build Group’s recently completed projects is the exciting new Patch café based in the heart of Hillcrest on the North Shore. QPC’s brief was to come up with a really exciting café in a tired and old industrial warehouse building. Working with hospitality designers Material Creative, we transformed this old warehouse into a modern meeting spot for local business in the Wairau area and the surrounding Hillcrest area.
The area was in need of a new café and owners Allen and Jenny drew inspiration from the rich history of strawberry farming in Hillcrest. The 80-seater space with a bright strawberry mural is contrasted beautifully against the industrial concrete walls and floors with high exposed ceilings that lends itself to a greenhouse effect. The area is bright, spacious and includes a kid’s corner leaving patrons to enjoy the café experience.
The build itself was multifaceted and required many different trades and specialists working together with the architects on a tight time frame. The vast array of unique ‘one offs’ meant that at each stage things needed to be expertly planned and timed about the best way to achieve the desired result. We maintained the original rafters, raw concrete detailing and recycled timber, staying true to the industrial origins of the building. The painted corrugated iron walls are softened by the contrast of terracotta bricks against maroon tweed, brown leather and blue stained wood lining the booths.
This has turned out to be another successful build for some repeat clients of ours and one that the QPC Build Group was proud to work on and will enjoy popping back into as often as possible.
If you have a building project in mind then contact us today for a no obligations chat on 0800 772 266 or check out our website www.qpcbuilders.co.nz for more ideas.