Twelve Restaurant: One Year Later

Looking back over the last year, we have certainly been on a journey.  It is hard to believe that a year ago today there was an unfortunate accident at the restaurant.  The most important thing was that nobody was injured, including the driver of the vehicle.

We thought we would share some pictures with you of what happened next.

                

Day of the accident 21/9/15

Day of the accident 21/9/15

The after effects

The after effects

Once the vehicle had been removed work could begin so the restaurant could re open.

Fylde Joinery and Building Services did an amazing job of putting in a false wall so that we could trade as a smaller pop up restaurant and keep all the staff in their jobs.

Fylde Joinery and Building Services did an amazing job of putting in a false wall so that we could trade as a smaller pop up restaurant and keep all the staff in their jobs.

Once the internal wall was up Fylde Joinery set to work to demolish the structurally unsafe wall and start to rebuild the gable end of the building.

It defintely brought a whole new concept and meaning to alfresco dining!

Just in time for Christmas, the temporary inner wall was brought down. To allow the gable wall end to dry, Link Signs and Graphics covered it with a fantastic Love mural allowing us to continue trade in December.

Twelve's temporary artwork!

Twelve's temporary artwork!

The last of the structural work took place in January, when the damaged floors had been replaced. All was complete. Twelve then kicked in with a refit. The plans and designs for which had been put in place the previous summer with Chris Bradley of Bradley Architecture, but had been placed on hold due to the incident.

 

Local graffiti artists hard at work!

Local graffiti artists hard at work!

We would like to thank Chris Bradley, Fylde Joinery and Building Services, West Lancashire Electrical Contractors, Alternative Lighting Services, Bailey Engineering and Fabrication, Wayne Reeve Scaffolding, Link Signs, Nat West Bank, Darryl Williamson, the very talented Will Bentham and Marc Atherton and the many others that helped on our journey.  Most importantly thanks to our Team at Twelve who have worked tirelessly to keep the business going, and all of our customers for their continued support.

So the butterfly has emerged from its chrysalis a year on, changed, but still sticking to it’s principles to be different and as resilient as ever!

Thanks for coming with us as we embark on our 17th year of trading!