DB Sharp and Sons were appointed as main contractor for the full refurbishment of the old Hermitage Ballrooms, to transform it into Hermitage Rd, a modern, contemporary bar and grill in the heart of Hitchin. A full strip out including the bar, stage, old toilet facilities, floors and plaster took place before we lovingly began to bring the building back to life. Much of the original wood floor was saved, cleaned and re-fitted later. Once the plaster was removed the original brickwork was cleaned, treated and left exposed. DB Sharp and Sons fitted all of the static furniture including booths and raised dinning areas in the restaurant and bar area. We carried out a full re-wire of the property as well as re-plumbing and fitting of all new sanitary ware. The refurbishment works included installation of a lift and shaft, full fitting of the kitchen, new windows throughout the building, air conditioning and a coffee shop to the ground floor.
Once the inside was completed the company was asked to create the shop frontage with illuminated fascia sign and traditionally tiled entrance hall.
This was a fantastic project to showcase the range of skills DB Sharp and Sons have. Since opening Hermitage Road as gone from strength to strength and is one of the busiest venues in Hitchin, the surroundings create a trendy, vibrant atmosphere that is a pleasure to spend time in.