JR W Series The Metropolitan Didsbury 17

The Metropolitan, West Didsbury

Creating more space for a busy bar

Sector :Hospitality & Leisure

Solution :W-Series: Silver, Tansun Rio Grande

Outcome :Maximisation of non-usable outside space, all year round

Project Manager :Matthew Garnett


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!

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