A RUGELEY leader in refits for the leisure and hospitality industry has received a £600,000 boost from the Olympics.
Kribensis Leisure Contracts, based at Towers Business Park, completed the redesign of the Jom Makan Malaysian restaurant at the Westfield Centre, London, in preparation for the rush expected during the Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer.
The 130-seat restaurant, renovated in traditional and modern Malaysian styles, overlooks the Olympic Park and has outside balcony seating.
Kribensis owner Neil Morten said: “It’s encouraging that the impact of the 2012 Olympics is reaching far outside London and into Staffordshire.” The firm’s sister company also had a chance to get in on the Olympic act when they were chosen to redesign the interior of the iconic Rex Bar, a stone’s throw from the Olympic Stadium.
The club is housed in a listed 1930s’ art deco theatre and is expecting a huge increase in business as athletes and Olympic visitors flock to the area.
Plans for the refit include refurbishing the building’s main interior space into a multi-functional venue, a new wine bar, a tapas restaurant, a basement R&B club, a VIP area and a press bar.