Moor Hall Restaurant

What the project involved

Two-Michelin starred Moor Hall Restaurant is a historic grade II listed building which dates back to 1282. It was acquired by Andy and Tracey Bell in 2015 and the pair have invested significantly. Aegis has been involved in the first phase of the multi-million pound renovation and refurbishment of the building turning it into a contemporary restaurant with seven guest rooms.

The second phase involved the restoration of a large former barn into a more informal dining space that will also feature a small dairy, charcuterie, and meat curing room.

Since opening in 2017 the restaurant has gained first one, then two, Michelin stars.  In 2019 it was named as the best restaurant in the UK.

How the client is benefitting

Aegis was instructed by the project team at Moor Hall to provide clerk of works services to the project to assist them in making sure that the quality of the construction and finishing work was of the highest order.

Originally only instructed on a three-month project, Aegis’ contract was extended for a further six-months as the project team realised the benefits of using an experienced clerk of works in ensuring a high level of quality was delivered throughout the refurbishment project.

Why it is crucial to understand the client and their needs

The Clerk of Works is an on-site representative of the Client responsible for monitoring the works and providing quality control to ensure that construction is compliant with the design and specification. They perform a vital function in ensuring that a client’s objectives are met.

Aegis’ Clerks of Works undertake their duties with rigour and proactively assist Clients and Project Managers in identifying solutions to problems and without a Clerk of Works onsite, this can sometimes result in projects not being delivered on time and budget.