Lump Sum

Cook Building was tasked with the fit-out of a stylish new restaurant in Norwood – Arkhé. To achieve the Client’s vision of an open plan kitchen complete with a three-and-a-half tonne wood burning oven, Cook Building was required to demolish an existing masonry wall and install structural steel beams to support the existing roof structure. The small front entryway being the only access to site meant that the project team’s careful planning and monitoring when large deliveries, equipment and civil machinery arrived on site was essential.

Another challenge faced by this project was the tight program; we were given only 70 days to complete the project. But the team’s thorough program planning and excellent subcontractor management allowed the smooth flow of works, and the project was delivered on time. This enabled the restaurant to open on schedule to trade in what was a difficult period for the hospitality industry.

Notably, Arkhé has won several awards including two at the 2022 SA Architecture Awards for Interior Architecture and Hospitality Design, as well as a Best of State Commercial Design at the 2022 Australia Interior Design Awards.


Client | Arkhé

Architect | Studio-gram

Engineer | Schmidt Bentley Engineering Consulting