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Grosvenor and Chantelle Nicholson, award winning chef and Green Michelin star recipient, collaborated to create a restaurant, Apricity, that takes a comprehensive approach to sustainability – from the physical building to the food on plates.
A key element of the London based project has been the fit-out which used social enterprises, SMEs and local businesses to source much of the materials, fixtures and fittings as well as incorporating circular economy principles using reclaimed materials and recycled products, all responsibly procured.
Below you can hear more about the project and learn about some of the companies who contributed to this award-winning project. We also employed a full-time apprentice onsite, who worked on the entirety of the project helping him embrace sustainable practices whilst seeing first-hand how much physical material can be reused and repurposed to create a high-quality product.
They were responsible for making the Chefs’ table. They are an award-winning social enterprise who design and craft furniture for homes and businesses whilst making a positive impact on the planet through training sustainable craft to their local community, and saving carbon by using reused materials.
A UK SME that creates timber terazzo made from a minimum of 65% waste timber and use 0% VOC bio-resin in their products. They are also a certified Living Wage Employer and 4-day week manufacturer.
Sarah Turner Eco Art & Design
A UK based sole trader who created the stunning handmade chandelier in the restaurant from recycled plastic bottles.
Parkside Architectural Tiles
A London-based SME who created stunning porcelain wall and floor tiles for the restaurant with a minimum of 40% recycled content.
A UK SME, they make clay plasters that are 100% natural and non-toxic, with zero VOC emissions and no synthetic, concrete or lime additives. Made from readily available, natural materials, they require no processing, only blending. During the manufacturing process little energy is required, no water is used, and there is zero waste produced.
Retail and restaurant fit-outs can create a lot of waste and regularly use unsustainable materials in their design.
Find out how we aim to have a positive impact on people through our places, teams, partners and also philanthropic work.