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The Metropolitan, West Didsbury

Creating more space for a busy bar


Leisure & Hospitality

Project manager

Matthew Garnett

Products Used

W-Series: Silver Plus

Elite Outdoor Roller Blinds

Tansun Rio Grande Heaters

Project Brief

West Didsbury's busiest, pub by far. To say that this is impressive would be a gross understatement. Progressing through the usually very crowded bar, there is a lofty restaurant with hammer beam roof trusses. Large outdoor drinking area, where it has also been extended into the former stables with an outside bar (normally with cask Landlord on offer too) for better weather. Food forms a large part of the offering here, and you can dine almost anywhere in the place. Although very busy, the service was its usual good efficiency. To accommodate demand within their outside area (and to retain customer in any weather), The Met contacted JR for our help…


A very detailed and technical project to access. Our in-house design and architect team specified a free-standing system to join and connect into the existing glass fixed canopy, creating a free-flowing experience to connect the inside to the outside.


As detailed above, a very technical installation was required. Working with the client to create minimal disruption during trading hours, the JR team project managed the civil and electrical works required pre-construction. Once these works were completed, the build commenced and took 7 days to complete, with heaters. The project was then tested and demonstrated to the client for sign-off and approval.


An enviable space, giving the client the desired outcome expected and more - making a return of investment within a three-month period!

James Robertshaw. We don’t just find the solution. We create it.

The Metropolitan, West Didsbury Videos

Customers love being able to have the option to enjoy our garden area even if the weather isn’t great. The W-Series has helped create an annual return on investment in the region of 520%

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Creation of over 70m2 of useable, all year round outdoor space, whatever the weather...

Realising that the venue is loosing so much money in not being able to utalise their large expanse of outdoor space, the client decided to invest and subsequently made a return on investment within a three month period...


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