Oak flooring at the Gaucho restaurant in Birmingham

Mar 07, 2023

With several upscale eateries across the UK, Dubai and Hong Kong, the experience at Gaucho has been hailed as the 'Gaucho Experience', where diners can indulge in Argentinian food and wine.

This Gaucho restaurant was awarded the 'Most Effective Restaurant Design' a few years ago and is located behind a Grade I listed facade in Birmingham. 

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Ecohardwood double oak flooring. Colour: Ocean Breeze. Grade: Character. Finish: Brushed. Planks width: 180mm. Design  & construction: Cotton Thompson Cole, Conceptualise.

Design brief

The refurbishment of the Piccadilly and Broadgate Gaucho restaurants gave birth to the elegant design scheme for this project, which has been inspired by the beauty of the Ombu trees from Argentina. As a nod to their soft grey colours, sculptural, swirling branches, roots and striking leaves, two focal point ‘trees’ in the centre of the restaurant were created, with criss-crossing curves of pale carved wood and decorated with bespoke artwork to replicate the image of the ombu leaf. 

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Ecohardwood double oak flooring. Colour: Ocean Breeze. Grade: Character. Finish: Brushed. Planks width: 180mm. Design & construction: Cotton Thompson Cole, Conceptualise.

To achieve the desired effect, the space was covered with 180mm width planks of Ocean Breeze Ecohardwood double oak engineered wood flooring in character grade and a brushed finish, selected by the client.

Cotton Thompson Cole was chosen as the design and construction consultants for the Gaucho in Birmingham project. They partnered with Conceptualise to create the design, while also project and cost managing, as well as procuring all fixtures and fittings.

Highly motivated approach to customer service, exceptionally high quality flooring, delivered exactly on the day that was first estimated, extremely pleased and satisfied with the whole experience and will be placing another order in the next month or two for phase 2 of my flooring project.
Our experience at Indomo Ltd has always been positive with Ecohardwood. Their flooring offers an ideal balance between quality and price while being eco-friendly, which is perfect for our clients. The prompt arrival of samples and friendly customer service made the experience smooth. We have specified their flooring throughout the spaces of our project, including the kitchen, as we trust its durability and versatility.
We recently collaborated with Ecohardwoods for our project in Ealing, and I must say, the experience was outstanding. A special thanks to Irmantas for his invaluable assistance. His expertise in engineered wood was evident in the quality of materials we received. The precision and quality of their engineered wood contributed immensely to the aesthetic and durability of our project. Our clients were extremely pleased with the results. Kudos to Irmantas and the Ecohardwoods team for their exemplary service and top-tier products. Highly recommend them for anyone in need of premium engineered wood supplies.
We popped down to the showroom last year and ordered 2-layer Ivory, brushed character planks which we saw online. It was worth the journey as the planks are as beautiful as we thought. We also wanted flooring that the builder would enjoy working with as there is a lot of floor. Fircim Bici (our builder) was really impressed with the quality. But most of all, we have lived with this floor for five months and had many comments as it how beautiful it is.
Hamilford Design have used Ecohardwood floors across multiple projects. The product is incredible and the team are extremely professional and efficient. We look forward to working with them in the future!
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