There are 11 stages GMP implement on the road to a finished project, they are:
Feasibility and Instruction (Stage 1)
Members of GMP will meet clients and discuss ideas, themes, budgets, etc. Once we have all the information we need, an initial sketch layout/block model will be made and tweaked for the clients’ approval, upon which the concept design will begin.
Concept Design (Stage 2)
A mood board will be produced out of collated images, making sure our designs are heading towards the clients’ ideal look. A number of 3D visualisations are then produced in order to show the clients and designers what we are looking for in the finished product. Providing a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee means that if the visualisations aren’t exactly what the client is looking for, they will be refreshed and for free. This stage also includes the design of a material sample boa this is a collection of samples of materials, paint colourings and interior finishes, which is then presented to the client to show in detail how their venue will look. Ending stage 2, the final designs will be discussed, amended and signed off by the client.
Planning Application Submission (Stage 3)
We will produce proposed front elevation drawings & signage drawings ready for a planning application, as well as liaising with the planning departments, answering queries and attending meetings as necessary.
Issue Licensed Drawings (Stage 4)
Dependent on the usage of the building a licensing drawing of the prosed layout may need to be submitted to the client’s solicitor for license approval.
Building Reg Submission (Stage 5)
From here we’ll prepare plans for an early submission, along with any details required in conjunction with the client’s Structural Engineer (i.e. staircases, balustrade, drainage etc.) We’ll also make a building regulations application to an approved inspector and liaise with the building control officer and EHO officers in relation to the application.
Detailed Drawings (Stage 6)
This includes: -Floor Details -Bar Details -Electrical Layout Plans
-Ceiling Details -Screen Details -WC toilet package
-Kitchen Coordination package -Ventilation coordination package
-Junctions & Small Details -Fixed seating & Booth Details
-Display counter fascia and Top Details -CCTV
-Fire Alarm Schematic -Emergency Lighting
-CAT V – Epos integration Drawing -Brica Brac and planting plans.
CDM Co-Ordinator (Stage 7)
It is the responsibility of the client to appoint a CDMC. We can pass on recommended CDMC organisations if this helps.
Tender/Contract Action (Stage 8)
In this stage we will analyse & advise based upon tender returns, prepared a JCT contract, administer the contract, issue instructions and finally issue the completion certificate.
Site Supervision (Stage 9)
We will regularly check the build phase of the project to make sure everything is going as well as possible. Along with the site managers and building engineers, we will meet the client at suitable intervals to deal with any problems or queries you may have on the progress of the build.
Post-Completion (Stage 10)
We work with the contractor to resolve any unforeseen planning and/or architectural flaws of the premises, as well as to complete any snagging issues the client may have found. All documentation and related planning approvals (certificates and licences) are completed and issued by the local council, fire officer and building control.
Free Money (Stage 11)
Once the project is complete, we offer the client a helping hand in writing a successful business plan, as well as supplying a list of our approved industry consultants. Finally, we will help you raise additional funds through brand sponsorship; this has resulted in many of our clients being given free money and having a great starting platform for their business. Find out here how to receive free money benefits.
"We were novice operators when we first approached GMP. Their guidance and straight talking approach was very helpful. We completed our £45,000 project in time to open for Christmas 2012. Neil Morten then attended our site on a follow up visit and helped us improve our back bar merchandising at no charge. We were so impressed with GMP they've now been appointed to design our 30 bedroom boutique hotel." Okey Nwosu - Manager, Dreams Hotel, Real Dreams Leisure
"During my time as Operations Director for Ministry of Sound we embarked upon a project to develop a new bar concept which was to be called Minibar. Having identified a potential site for development, a number of highly regarded design consultants were asked to respond to the project brief, one of which was Neil Morten of GMP. This was not an easy task due to a challenging building. GMP were the only company to satisfy every aspect of the design brief and hence won the contract." Tony Rigg - Operations Director, Ministry of Sound
"GMP are experts in dealing with customers from a different country. They quickly understand the cultural differences and deliver outstanding projects, so much so that their VIP lounge in Singapore now has the largest champagne sales in East Asia." Peter Bowden - Project Director, Ministry Of Sound, World Wide Clubs Ltd
"I have worked with GMP for the past 15 years, they are always able to think outside the box in order to find great value for money. The GMP team give great bang for the buck and their interior design skills are definitely part of the reason we regularly appear in the top five of the Sunday Times’ student experience poll." Andy Parsons - General Manager, Loughborough Students Union
"GMP's knowledge of the UK club market & vision for the future was a revelation. We appointed GMP on the spot and commissioned them to create the new direction for our venue. The scheme they came up with was Brilliant and blew us away. Their Managing Director suggested that we join the newly formed BIOBC (British Independent Operators Buying Consortium) as they could potentially raise us brand funding - they raised us nearly 20k. We are so pleased with GMP that we have recommended them to a number of other operators." David King - Club 195, Epping
"GMP were recommended to me by the project team at The Chicago Rock Cafe. From the moment we met the team we felt instantly at ease; we gave them our budget and they delivered far further than expectations. Their nightclub design looked like a London club, however it was done on a shoe string budget. GMP truly are the experts in the art of the sparkle spend. We are so pleased with GMP that we have commissioned them again to deal with our next venue in Nuneaton." Panos Toulouras - Manager, Club Sosho, Leicester
"We have been working with GMP every summer for the past three years. Fantastically creative, GMP really understand the student market - and more importantly - its recent changes. The presentation work they produced to assist us in raising University funding is brilliant and goes a long way towards getting a project to the starting line. This summer GMP delivered yet again and we'll be using them again for our next project." Ben Eagle - Cardiff University Students Union
"I discovered GMP via a Google search when I was investigating the feasibility of my site in Kettering. The team were very quick to respond and met me on site within a few days. The advice I received during our initial meeting was so in-depth I was able to write my business plan in a matter of days. Their knowledge about the late-night leisure business was excellent." Michael Justice - London