Valera - Into the blue

Valera has recently completed two installations for the Radisson Blu group of hotels – one in Cardiff, looking out over the city centre and one in Bristol overlooking the historic harbour.

At both sites Valera supplied and installed a wine library and wine walls to replace dated upright wine chillers. The result is a fresh, vibrant look and feel that stores and displays the wine in the very best way possible. Carried out in conjunction with distributors HCE and Integral the units are built into an existing restaurant area and are designed to give a more sophisticated ambience as well as increasing wine sales.

Each project, valued at in excess of £20,000, involved transporting very large items of equipment up the stairs and into the main restaurant. This was a task that required a great deal of skill and precision in order to ensure that none of the equipment was damaged. Essentially Valera had to de-construct the units – including de-gassing the compressors and removing all glass - at the foot of the stairs, transport them to the restaurant and then reassemble them and install them at their final location.