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Pub construction “an excellent job”

Marstons Pub

Constructed in what has been described as an ‘excellent job’ by the client, the new Sandstone Nab public house in Eston, North Yorkshire, is now open and trading.

The project was carried out for Marston’s PLC by main contractors Barnes Construction following Architecture plans by JWA Architects.

Mark Stafford, Project Manager (New Build) at Marston’s PLC said: “We are extremely pleased with the overall finish of the pub. Both the acquisition and construction went really well, according to plan and within the programme.
“The builders have done an excellent job and it is a credit to Marston’s ongoing partnership with Barnes Construction.”

The building was constructed on an empty site and is predominantly single storey with a two storey element. Ancillary accommodation is located on the upper floor of the two storey element of the building.

External elevations are in brick and render, incorporating timber framed windows and a pitched roof with a flat roof section incorporating plant.
“The internal design is geared to create a contemporary and comfortable space for customers to enjoy and feel relaxed in,” said Mark Stafford.

The ground floor has approximately 150 covers for casual dining and drinking. There is also an extensive bar area; an open pizza kitchen with electric pizza oven and an internal child’s play area. The pizza kitchen is an interactive food area where customers can choose from a large variety of ingredients so they can create their own individual pizza before it is handmade to order.

In addition to pizzas, the menu includes traditional pub favourites such as Fish and Chips and Steak and Pedigree Ale Pie, alongside a varied and changing specials board. Drinks on offer include Marston’s fresh cask ales from the chain’s five breweries, as well as an extensive range of wines, ciders, soft drinks and spirits.

A statement supporting the original planning application for the scheme stated the project is a “significant” investment in the area.

It added that the development will create a significant number of new jobs in an area where unemployment levels are high and will contribute towards the delivery of a thriving local economy.

It is part of the wider efforts to regenerate the area, which have included the Low Grange Health Village and library which opened in 2010 and a £3.5m eco-village in South Bank, which was completed in 2011.

“This development is part of Marston’s Inns and Taverns ongoing programme of new build sites providing quality pubs throughout the UK,” concluded Mark Stafford.

The Sandstone Nab is named after the Eston Nab, which is a local landmark made of sandstone, known to those who live along the River Tees.

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